The Polyculture Garden

“Where plants help each other grow” is the theme of this garden, where we’re experimenting with companion plantings and sustainable agriculture.

Eight raised beds give us room to try plant combinations that support each other, like beans and squash, or Jerusalem artichoke and ground nuts. The emphasis is on perennial vegetables. It’s a great place to learn about weeds too. We want each child to know the most common garden weeds so they can help maintain the gardens.