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sorrelOur native, mostly perennial, urban permaculture farm is entering its second growing season!  The farm started as a patch of dirt in the sideyard of are office and was transformed into an edible landscape.  The ‘bed’ was raised with strawbales from a farm in Warrenville, Illinois and filled with a soil mix from Buy-the-Yard in Evanston.  The farm is designed as a ‘keyhole’, oriented towards the south.  After a year of working out the kinks and observing the shadows (there are only about 6 hours of direct sun a day), and monitoring the companions, we are getting ready to add new plantings around last average frost on April 24th-ish.  After the jump is an aerial showing the location of the farm (in orange) and the new native plantings which will take the place of frontyard turf (in green).

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