Imagine a Permaculture World
Oak Harbor community garden wall takes shape
by JANIS REID, Whidbey News-Times Staff Reporter
Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00AM
Levi Lemas, nearly 3, helps his dad and brother build a straw- bale cob windbreak to protect the Imagine Permaculture Food Forest on Bayview Drive in Oak Harbor.
— Image Credit: Photo By Janis Reid / Whidbey News-Times
A motley crew of Oak Harbor residents spent Saturday afternoon covered in mud, erecting a wall that will protect a new community garden from northern winds this winter.
“This is the fun part,” said Michael Zylinsky, one of the garden’s creators.
The Imagine Permaculture Food Forest, a self-sustaining urban garden on Bayshore Drive, started in January and has bloomed into a cornucopia of flowers, vegetables and other sustainable plants. Its purpose is to provide a place where anyone on the island can find fresh food.
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Community garden project takes root
Netsah Zylinsky, left, and Christine Pace discuss plans of the Imagine Permaculture Food Forest on Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor in February.
— Image Credit: Ron Newberry
by RON NEWBERRY, Whidbey News-Times Staff Reporter
Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM
In its present state, the land appears to be nothing more than a barren field dotted with freshly planted trees, small mounds of dirt and a wall covered in plastic.
Netsah Zylinsky looks deeper into the landscape and the future and sees something altogether different.
“I hope we can feed many, many people,” she said.
Since the first shovel of dirt was raised in January, work parties have gathered nearly every Saturday on an empty parcel of land on Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor to work on a massive community garden project designed to help feed those on Whidbey Island in need.
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