Franklin Permaculture Garden, UMass

UMass is converting 1/4 acre of campus lawn into a thriving permaculture food garden, as well as educating and empowering students and community members in the process.  

“We’re helping students recognize they can do something about all the problems in the world, by focusing locally, by focusing on their own backyard, right here at UMass on the campus,” says  UMass Professor of Sustainable Food and Farming, John Gerber.  “Permaculture really takes it home.”

According to UMass permaculture committee member Jean Maxim Arnaud, “Sometimes the best solution starts out with the simplest form.  What do we have now that we can use?  That’s the best place to start if you’re looking for solutions.”

Watch the video, UMass Permaculture Documentary Series, Part 1/3, here:


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