Jonathan Brian Francoeur (certified Horticultural Landscaper / Permaculture designer) Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

Jonathan Brian Francoeur of Everything Edible Landscaping is  a certified Horticultural Landscaper, Permaculture designer, Sustainable gardener and Organic Master Gardener.    Jonathan’s training and speciality are in knowing what plants will be successful here and how to design, install and maintain landscapes.  Jonathan was also part of Transition Victoria’s Food Group, an active member of the Capital Nut Tree Project  and had volunteered at our past Spring Ridge Commons work parties.

  • How do you use Spring Ridge Commons?

Propagation of plants.  Harvesting.  Learning new plants and their uses.  Meeting people.  Relaxing.  Working.

  • What does Spring Ridge Commons bring to you?

A diversity of edible plants and people.  A place to learn, meet work and rest.

  • What would be lost if it were not here?

A diversity of edible plants and people.  A place to learn, meet work and rest.

  • What are your concerns about Spring Ridge Commons?

Because the land value is high and it does not create very much taxable income it may be in the interest of government that it be sold for development.

  • Imagine five years into the future. In your ideal future, what would be the same and what would be different about Spring Ridge Commons?

I imagine the trees and shrubs being larger and producing more.  I image more pedestrian traffic and attention from the tourism industry and retiring baby boomers.

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