East Austin Urban Food Forest

Bring The Farm To Your Backyard!

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This site is a 7,000 square foot lot in an urban environment. With one of the main swales we installed using earthworks and rain water catchment, we’ve managed to catch about 95% of the water falling onto the property as well as the 3 neighboring lots uphill. We’ve planted about 40 fruit trees that will be kept tightly pruned to save space. We also have 60 berry bushes, 30 Asparagus, and enough space to grow a significant number of vegetables. The cover crops consist of Crimson Clover, Hairy Vetch, Austrian Winter Pea, Daikon Radish, Arugula, & Turnips. Native attractors & insectary plants make this area a haven for butterflies, hummingbirds, bees & other beneficial biology. There’s a small chicken flock that forages in the food forest.

Re-built house, solar array, outdoor social area, chicken coop, & food forest
You can do a lot with a small space.