PFF is working to change traditional community gardening as we know it through food forestry & the creative use of space. This will involve merging of traditional tried & true urban farming, permaculture, biointensive, and biodynamic farming methods with a heavy emphasis on each forest space achieving self-sufficiency within a short span of time.
Our ever-expanding vision involves planting trees, shrubs, bushes, vines, creeping plants, perennials, annuals, mushrooms, edible flowers, veggies, fruits, nuts, herbs, etc. etc.; composting; rainwater harvesting; seed saving; and eventually keeping animals such as bees, chickens, goats, and rabbits.
In PFF’s vision, there won’t be traditional plots, but rather an emphasis on cultivating the space to eventually grow to be self-sufficient and mimic a natural, wild environment.
Forests will function as a collective. Individual volunteer foresters can steward predetermined areas within a space until they feel comfortable maintaining a personal plot of their creation somewhere else. Stewards will be able to have a say in what’s planted in a particular area and harvest the bounty for personal or community use. The ultimate goal in PFF’s vision is to empower volunteers to take initiative & create similar community gathering & growing spaces in vacant lots in other areas of the city.