Racines de Paix Collective Garden

The Racine de paix collective garden is a part of Action Communiterre’s network of gardens. As the garden facilitator in 2012 and 2013, I worked with the members of the garden to make some significant changes. We installed raised bed planters, which greatly improved vegetable yields; expanded the garden area; installed a hugelkultur mound; and began transforming the fruit tree area, planted 5 years prior. into a productive, diverse orchard.  We pruned the trees, added mulched, and planted a variety of support plants around the trees, including plants that add fertility to the soil and attract pollinators.