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Resilient Roots is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate people how to be good stewards of the earth. Using natural ecosystems as our model, we teach people about growing food organically, creating landscapes that include native plants and regenerating the ecosystem's health. We envision a region of interconnected backyards that are abundant with food and support the native insects and wildlife that are the foundation of the food web.

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Upcoming Workshops

Seven Uncommon & Delicious Fruits To Grow on Cape Cod 
October 7th  
9 am-12 pm


 

Join us at Homespun Farm for a talk by Ex Dir of Resilient Roots, Kristie about seven uncommon fruit trees, shrubs and vines that are productive, attractive, low maintenance and delicious. These are plants that are often over looked but perform well, when the right varieties are chosen, in our unique Cape Cod conditions.  

Persimmon, Fig, Asian pear, Pawpaw, Nanking cherry, Mulberry and Kiwiberry will be discussed.  

Learn how to grow them, where to source them, and sample some varieties. 

Don't Throw That Away!

Backyard Resources to Enhance

Soil Fertility

Workshop Registration  

October 14th, 9 - 11:30 AM 


 

Join us as we explore all the resources you and your yard have to offer in terms of shaping an abundant and fertile soil in which to grow fruits, flowers, and more.

See how you can use your leaves, logs, food waste, and many other “wastes” to grow great things and do this in the most convenient way possible.  We will discuss composting and vermiculture, hugelkultur and leaf mold, and many other methods and resources you didn’t know you had at your disposal. Don’t put that in the landfill, use it to grow stuff!

What's a Permablitz?

 Take look here and join us at one soon!

 Click here to see when our next one is scheduled.

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Fuller Farm Demonstration Garden

Fuller Farm is our demonstration garden that is a work in progress. We started in 2021 by installing a food forest and garden beds.  Each year we add new areas with the intent of teaching people how to replicate some of what we're doing in thier own yards.

Fuller Farm is owned by the Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) and the project is a collaboration between BLT and Resilient Roots.

The farm is located at 995 Cotuit Rd, Marstons Mills, MA

"Resilient Roots jump-started our journey toward reducing our lawn, producing some of our own food, while promoting pollinator and wildlife habitat in our little corner of the world. We had been researching permaculture methods and soil restoration, but were at a loss for where to begin. Kristie's site visit and subsequent design helped us envision what we could do over a few years. And hosting a permablitz gave us great hands-on education while also implementing a good chunk of the design. Plus, we met some great like-minded people!"

 

Jeff Smith – Orleans

Design Services

Looking for someone to consult with you on what to do in your backyard, where to put the veggie garden or what fruit trees do best on Cape? Or maybe you want to add native plants to your landscaping but don't know where to start?  Ready for a complete design for an eco-friendly backyard that includes edibles?  We can help with all of those things.  Go to our Design Services Page and get started.

"I've had a long theoretical interest in permaculture and regenerative agriculture, but only recently when I moved to the Cape and bought an old farmhouse, did I have the opportunity to put this interest into action. I quickly became overwhelmed by all the possibilities for my homestead and how to put the pieces together into a coherent whole. I discovered Resilient Roots and attended a couple workshops. These workshops were extremely helpful, with a good balance of instruction and hands-on application. More importantly, I met Kristie and in her found an energetic, enthusiastic, and highly knowledgeable permaculture designer. I asked Kristie to create a full design and plan for my homestead. Her resulting work has made all the difference in giving me the vision and confidence to implement permaculture at my own scale and in support of my personal goals and needs (rather than the sort of general ideas that can be found in books on the topic). Kristie not only designed the plan, but also created a step-by-step guide for how to implement and maintain the design, as well as provided a large packet of supporting documents on everything from how to build an herb spiral to the best supporting plants to grow around my orchard trees. I really couldn't recommend her work more highly!"

Hollin Pagos, Dennis, MA

We acknowledge that permaculture owes the roots of its theory and practice to traditional and Indigenous knowledge and that the land on which we live and garden is the territory of the Wampanoag Peoples, who have stewarded this land for generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.

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