Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fig Magnolia Park front end fluff

Sunday, January 27th proved to be an amazing day for the fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and fruiting vines located at the Fig Magnolia Park in Montford.   These plants received amazing TLC from the community.  A group of 25 fruit nuts spent the day freeing the root zones of all the plants of the dreaded bermuda triangle grass, amending them with "magic fairy dust" aka mineral amendments, applying a generous ring of compost, adding a fat layer of wood chips on top and finally giving them some pruning love.  All in all the trees thanked us with promises of a very productive year to come.
Diospyros virginiana,American Persimmon
var. John Rick 
Learning the Non-Patented "Front end Fluff"
 method of tree care.
Fluffing the Illinois Everbearing Mulberry,

Morus alba x rubra

roller-blader checking out the nut display

All present had the pleasure of laughing, playing, and getting to know each other a little better.  We learned about the value of building community while building the soil around the plantings.  We shared knowledge on how to organically maintain the health and vitality of edibles in the urban landscape. 

Hot Dogs in the foreground, jr. fruitnuts and Scott in the background

This is the stuff the fruit and nut club is made of, people.  Come on out and see for yourself this coming Saturday, February 9th at the West Asheville Park.  

All star Jr. Fruitnut's
Muscadine Grapes, Blueberries and Hardy Kiwi's!
Serviceberries looking great

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