Monday, March 4, 2013
Food Forest, Fire and Future
My Food Forest has survived the fire which destroyed the house next door.
In the background of this photo you can see the plastic barrier at the bottom of the area where the soil was removed from the fire property.
During the time immediately after the fire it was uncertain whether my soil would also have to be removed with the trees whose plantings I have shared on this blog.
Yesterday I received the official report signing off my property after the fire.
Still uncertain as to the full nature of the soil in this area of my garden but with the continual heavy rain we are currently experiencing am praying remaining residues will be washed away.
Still so much to be done after the fire, new roof, restoration of driveway area and privacy screen, and painting of heat damaged sections of the house.
Meanwhile it rains each day and everything is on hold.
Plan to cover the food forest with sugar cane mulch and compost when all the other work up the slope is completed.
Will leave the surviving fruit trees and chop and drop the food crops to become part of the new soil.
Time and nature can then do their work to heal the food forest's soil biology.
This post is part of Natures Notes.