What's growing on? Permaculture
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Imagine a garden that needs little or no maintenance.
Joseph Pierce, in Micanopy, is hoping to establish a self-sustainable food source here in North Central Florida.
"These systems can basically be abandoned and still produce food for generations to come with little or no maintenance."
Joseph Pierce is a baker and gardener...not by trade. He made the switch from carpentry after realizing the connection between food and people.
"I realized food is a great way to connect with people."
He's been working at his family's farm store for close to ten years.
"You mimic nature in fashion of forests...food...habitat...resources."
A way to connect back, Pierce says, to where we came from.
"It recreates a connection to our food source, which we've lost and is a determent to our heath in general."
Pierce is pushing the limits on what can be grown in North Central Florida.
A methodology that produces beyond what's needed. "Once these systems are established they produce more than we need. so we give it away."
Pierce willing to feed those in the community that need it most. "Anyone that needs it, appreciates it and in the process they learn the need for that sort of connection."
An experience that's more than just a meal.
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