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Edmonton High School Creates Perennial Food Forest « GFSA News Posted by gfsa in Countdown to P2S, The How To's. trackback Since February, I have been fortunate enough to work with students at Jasper Place High School to create a perennial food forest system in the school’s largest courtyard. Containing more than seventy different edible perennial herb species, the garden is not dependant on outside human care; of particular importance for summer holidays. Creating self-regulating perennial systems, susa as the one found at Jasper Place, was originally conceived by permaculture founder Bill Mollison in the sevenites. In an educational context, permaculture emphasizes creating an open learning enviroment with a focus on connecting curriculum with students interests and community needs in a multi-disciplinary approach. For a complete record of permaculture at Jasper Place High School, check out the program’s blog: You can also follow us on Twitter at JP_Permaculture. Submitted by Dustin Bajer, Edmonton, AB Like this:

Dustin.Bajer@blogger.com Dustin Bajer's Page - Edmonton Permaculture Since February, I've been working with students and staff at JasperPlace High School to create a self maintaing food forest in theschool's largest courtyard. Made up of over 70 different perennialedible plant species (started from seed in the school greenhouse) andmodelled after a forest ecosystem, the courtyard garden is capable ofbuilding soil, increasing biodiversity, producing an abundance of foodfor the culinary program, and providing a cross-curricular leaningspace. Though we've had a lot of success in such a short time, there is stillplenty of work to be done. Most crucially, programs such as JPPermaculture need your help letting educators, policy makers, and thegeneral public know about the amazing potential of permaculture andschool gardening projects. The more people we can get on board, themore successful the program will be! If you have Facebook, please visit the link blow and click 'like' atthe top of the page.

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