Kensington Park Edible Gardens
What Is Going On
Kensington Park serves as a demonstration of how much produce can be grown in a dense, urban environment. The edible gardens are also an educational showcase that allows retailers and pedestrian traffic to see, touch, smell and EAT the fresh, organic produce being grown in the planting areas at Kensington Park. These same planting practices can be used in any urban setting.
How It Will Affect You
In May, Kensington Park Retail will be working with Ecological Gardens to remove some of the existing landscaping and transplant them at one of our apartment home communities in the area. Once the plant beds are prepared, we will plant a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and flower seeds, like rich, buttery lettuces, and sweet strawberries. Feel free to eat as you please!
“This place [Kensington Park] is the talk of the town! ” -Kensington Park customer
Take a Look!
Rich, rewarding and simple.
A bin that yields roughly 20 lbs. of potatoes and flowering plants such as large, yellow, Carolina Moonlight Indigo, nasturtiums, which attract beneficial insects like Monarch butterflies, and nitrogen-fixer, Purple Prairie Clover.
Lettuce + Greens Keyhole
A dense mixture of lettuces, vegetables, and greens available from spring through early fall.
Arranged in a keyhole shape, mixed lettuce, beets, and peas will grow among transplants of Rainbow Chard, eggplant and heirloom peppers.
An array of perennial and annual edible herbs that will grow 8” to 24” high during the growing season.
Edible herbs and flowers will include: cilantro, parsley, Nasturtiums, Pansys, Basil, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.
Climate Victory Garden
A wide variety of hardy perennials with stunning shades of yellows, golds and purple.
Flowering plants include large, yellow, Carolina Moonlight Indigo, nasturtiums, which attract beneficial insects like Monarch butterflies, and nitrogen-fixer, Purple Prairie Clover.
Columnar Fruit Guild
Although not very productive in its first growing season, it serves as a heavy pollinator, insectory and will provide significant ground cover.
The guild is made up of trees and hardy perennials including: Wooly Thyme for ground cover, Veronica as a pollinator, and Scarlet Sentinel Apples that are greenish yellow apples, blushed with red.
Look at the maps in the gallery below