The Environmental Youth Alliance has partnered with the City of Vancouver to work with community members to create Copley Community Orchard on the former grounds of Richard and Marie Copley’s orchard. This land was vacant for decades, and now, in keeping with the site’s history, the focus of the project is perennial fruit agriculture and celebration.
The site is shared between the EYA’s youth programming and Copley Community Orchard. Community Studio has assisted us in designing our exciting plans which include an apple orchard, cherry trees, espaliered apple and pear trees, rare or unique fruit trees, berry bushes and fruiting shrubs. We also have planned an accessible bed area which will be open to all members of the community.
I received permission to add some bokashi to the cherry trees as a fertilizer. Here’s what I did.
Bokashi will be added to the cherry trees on the right [north] side of the path.
The trees were planted during the first work party on April 28 -29, 2012.
Holes are made on the uphill side of the roots, about 4 – 5in / 10-12cm deep
Bokashi is added to the holes and covered
Tree No. 1 with opposite for control and reference
Tree No. 2
Tree No. 3
Tree No. 4
Tree No. 5
I will take pictures again on the Canada Day Weekend July 1, 2012
Cross-posted at Great Day Solutions
Yummy Yards is a Community Supported Agriculture business in Vancouver.
I gave Emi and Kate some bokashi to test on one of their garden beds
and I’ll be checking throughout the spring and summer to document
the progress of the plants they grow there.