earth care

permaculture philosophy

Permaculture is a philosophy of land management that mimics natural ecosystems. Urban Harvest has offered Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) courses in person since 2000. Our mission to increase access to healthy food for everyone and Permaculture Design offers a methodology to incorporate regenerative agriculture practices to restore nature, increase yield and leverage existing resources.

Fifth Ward Pocket Prairie

Volunteers sheet mulch to restore the soil from urban muck to a healthy soil web and native Gulf Coast Prairie ecosystem at the Fifth Ward Pocket Prairie.

Lantrip Elementary Forest Garden:

Earthworks help to enhance a natural low area of the forest garden to capture and retain water by creating a natural ephemeral rain garden planted with native wetland plants. By recharging the water table, the orchard will require less water during times of drought.