Recycled water bottles might not sound soft, but when they are stuffed in an organic pet bed, they feel like heaven. Your pet will drift to sleep on the repurposed water bottles and you will feel good, knowing you are doing you part to save the environment while keeping your pet safe and healthy.
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Health & Community in Jefferson
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Starting Your Food Forest in Jefferson County
A food forest uses available garden space to combine food producing plant species. This multi-layer composition can be low-maintenance, combining trees, shrubs and ground cover in order to produce edible foods including herbs, fruits, seeds and nuts.
This is ideal to increase the amount of organic food in your diet.
An element of permaculture design, the food forest includes seven layers from the canopy down through the rhizosphere.
In West Virginia, here are some examples of routinely available plants available at a garden center near you.
Introduced to WV, the Tartary buckwheat is common in food forests. It grows in areas with a minimum of 35 inches of annual rainfall.
A member of the Buckwheat family, the common name for Fagopyrum tataricum is Tartary buckwheat. Requiring a minimum temperature of 42°F, it has a High tolerance of drought.
Propogated by Seed, the Tartary buckwheat enjoys a bloom period in Mid Summer. the fruit/seed period runs from Summer to Fall.
You may live in a micro-climate or area of West Virginia where some species don’t thrive or fruit.
Be sure to consult your neighborhood garden supply store and read more online to find the plants, shrubs and ground cover that work for your food forest.
Want to be featured on our site? Submit a photo of your food forest and tell us what you’re growing!
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