Our latest community food forest is named after one of our native butterflies, the Atala. We began planting in November 2020 and are already harvesting calaloo, lemongrass, moringa, sweet potatoes, and papaya to share with volunteers and neighbors.
The Circle of Life is an interactive, regenerative urban destination guiding city residents to remember their important role in the systems of life. It includes an Incredible Edible Garden, Butterfly Garden, Food Forest, Tropical Orchard, and Nature Trails through the city's remaining hardwood hammock.
The Monarch Food Forest began in the fall of 2019 in an open lot neighboring a local 4H club’s learning center. It has evolved into a living classroom to exchange resources and practice regenerative agriculture in the urban environment.
This is a project for an Airbnb at a historic estate in Pompano Beach inspiring guests to connect with the land during their stay in the tropics. We transformed it into a productive food forest system complete with on-site composting and tropical poolside herb gardens.
Where I began teaching permaculture. I created Regenerative Gardening in the Tropics – a four week course empowering students with a strong foundation to grow regenerative gardens in our place and designed one of our county's first public food forest systems, the Honeybee Trace.
"I am here to connect the dots and help us remember. To guide you to the plant already growing in your backyard you didn’t know held medicine, to show you life’s magnificent patterns playing out in your place, to teach you how to catch and store energy streaming into your site to create abundance, to lends tools and tips in the design process, and to be a friend amidst our inner and outer regeneration process."
- Megan Kelley