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Hawaii's Edible Revolution

Polly’s Permablitz (Aina Haina) all pau

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Aina Haina

PermablitzHI#19 took place at Polly’s Place in  Aina Haina – her caretaker has been a great support at Permablitzes and other events (like the Community Seed & Plant Exchange in 2013), and we were happy to be able to return the favors.

Report from Wendy (Polly’s caretaker):

The Meyer’s lemon tree blossomed 1 day after the Blitz. No pigeon peas yet but the beans are getting big and starting to climb the trellis. The cucumber is doing well too, just got her first blossom.  
All of the new gardens look great! I am already harvesting arugula, basil and mint. Will send photos soon.
Thanks again to everyone who came to work at Polly’s house.
Wendy
Cardboard is used as a weed mat under a gravel bed for ornamentals interplanted with perennial edibles such as bell & chaya.

Cardboard is used as a weed mat under a gravel bed for ornamentals interplanted with perennial edibles such as bell & chaya.

Cardboard weedmat is backfilled with compost to make a rich bed ready for growing sweet potato.

Cardboard weedmat is backfilled with compost to make a rich bed ready for growing sweet potato.

The completed bed, utilizing re-used ceramic rooftiles for a decorative border separating the garden from the toolshed, planted out with sweet potato cuttings.

The completed bed, utilizing re-used ceramic rooftiles for a decorative border separating the garden from the toolshed, planted out with sweet potato cuttings.

Cardboard weedmat is backfilled with a layer of compost + a layer of mulch, then planted with mutually beneficial plant species.

Cardboard weedmat is backfilled with a layer of compost + a layer of mulch, then planted with mutually beneficial plant species.

Fast growing & nitrogen fixing nurse crops (pigeon pea) protects & feeds young fruit trees, while pollinator attractors (sweet basil), and a dynamic accumulator (comfrey) to support the fruit trees' growth & health.

Fast growing & nitrogen fixing nurse crops (pigeon pea) protects & feeds young fruit trees, while pollinator attractors (sweet basil), and a dynamic accumulator (comfrey) to support the fruit trees’ growth & health.

Blitzers learn about fruit tree guilds from Drew Wilkinson.

Blitzers learn about fruit tree guilds from Drew Wilkinson.

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