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We the "Decision Makers" from the ENGR 305 Spring 2020 class, want to utilize our constructive and sustainability skills as well as our connections with in the community to create an Edible Entrance Archway for the community of Eureke to appreciate.

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Problem statement

The objective of this project is to create a community edible Archway to Abuelita's Garden, utilizing sustainable sourced materials, native plants and permaculture strategies to make a long lasting improvement that everyone can enjoy.

Interview(s) and Observations

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We talked to Matt He says that there will be a fence built in 2 weeks time. He wants Kiwis and Hops


Garden Slants into a Wetland(Swamp) Birds

Literature Review

This is a review of the available literature pertinent to the a specific project.

Hugelkulture Basics


A Hugelkultur is a raised bed, with multiple organic layers of different varieties that decompose over time. This is a great way to use spare tree trimmings lying about, for enriches the soil with biodiversity. These beds are get filled like a lasagna with composts, lawn trimmings, dead logs, manure and so on to make an excellent home for fruits and vegetables.[1] [2]

Vertical Garden Options

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Vertical Gardening has many different components with the process, but the finished product can be super satisfying. We need to create pods for the different plants to make sure that they have room to grow. Irrigation, Light, and Air exposure is key for vertical gardening. Drip irrigation will probably be our best option. [4]

Vertical Gardening deeply depends on light, water, air and nutrients. By focusing on natural soil additives that hold moisture. Rather than strain through the soil, you are giving the plants more resilient structures to work with. [5]

Native Plants

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Edible Perennials

Type 2 composting is a system that utilizes..... Make sure to include description, advantages and disadvantages, and/or have a comparison matrix.


Type 3

Type 3 composting is a system that utilizes..... Make sure to include description, advantages and disadvantages, and/or have a comparison matrix.[8]

Community Inquiries


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Abuelitas serves Eureka's Homeless Community


Designing interpretive materials

According to ______ interpretive materials for composting should include....


  1. Hayden, Nancy J., and Hayden, John P. Farming on the Wild Side: the Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019.
  2. https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur
  3. https://www.appropedia.org/Hydroponic_Vertical_Garden_at_Sembradores_Urbanos.
  4. Kozai, et al. Plant Factory: an Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production. Academic Press Is an Imprint of Elsevier, 2016.
  5. López-Rodríguez, Glenny, et al. “Behavior and Evolution of Sustainable Organic Substrates in a Vertical Garden.” Ecological Engineering, vol. 93, 2016, pp. 129–134.
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