First community harvest success

Orcas Christian School’s permaculture program, designed by All Hands on Earth, delivered its first harvest of vegetables to the community via the Orcas Food bank. The fourteen pounds of Russian red and lacinato kale, grown this spring in the school’s new garden, answers the third ethic of permaculture: Fair Share, and the Christian principles upon which the school was founded. Plans for the no-till garden, managed by Maura Pritchard and run by students and volunteers, include growing and distributing fresh and preserved food all year long to the school cafeteria and Orcas community . In the years to come, fruits and nuts will be added to the already diverse species list, rounding out a palette of nutrient-rich organic food to nourish our neighbors.