The experimental/educational/student garden at the farm is growing by leaps and bounds. The hops and grapes are being trained to grow into living walls of the ramienda and create a cool place to relax. Yesterday the raspberries were sheet mulched to help them survive the blazing summer heat. New trees are being added as well, including pomegranates, apricots and chinese mulberries. The pecan trees are recovering nicely as well, after being chewed back to twigs by the squirrels last year.
As I learn new techniques through my permaculture course, they will be implemented in the garden. It's a big experiment and so far things are going well. Stay tuned for additional updates as new things are always happening.