Purpose: To demonstrate to the community gardeners how to cultivate perennial food crops.

Site Address: 3205 Jones Rd, Sunset Valley, Texas, 78745
Site Liaison(s): Carolyn Meredith
ERC Liaison(s): Sam Arnold and Reed Burnham
Original Installation Date: 2013.04.21
Original Budget: $3,000
Funding Provided By: The City of Sunset Valley
Irrigation How is the Garden Getting Water? Two sections of drip line on timers.The hose bibs are under the ground in large rectangular valve boxes.
Estimated Water Use
Earthworks Soil Type/Composition
Soil Depth
Number of Berms/Swales Installed 2
Length/Width of Berms and Swales in Linear Feet Swale #1: 8’x112’Berm #1: 10’x112’

Swale #2: 6’x16’

Berm #2: 8’x16’

Was Soil Imported? If So, How Much?
Was Mulch Imported? If So, How Much?
Plants Number of Trees Planted 19
Species/Spacing Between Trees Swale #1 from Left to Right:Fig8’

Fig6’

Loquat4’

Thornless Black Locust6’

Loquat8’

Monterrey Oak16’

Pomegranate6’

Pomegranate16’

Monterrey Oak6’

Quajillo Acacia4’

Texas Persimmon10’

Golden Ball Lead Tree6’

Fragrant Mimosa4’

Mexican Sycamore4’

Acacia

Swale #2 from Left to Right:

Mexican Plum6’

Mexican Plum

Also a loquat tree planted just above swale #2.

Caliper Width of Trees (Measured Annually)/Date Measured
Survival Rate of Trees/Date Observed
Describe Understory and Groundcover Swale/Berm #1: Frog Fruit, Johnson Grass, Comfrey, Mustard, Mustang Grape, Muhly Grass, Asparagus, Big Blue StemSwale/Berm #2: Bermuda Grass
Structures Existing Structures (Fences, Sheds, etc. on Property Before Installation) Fence line between permablitz garden and Sunset Valley Community Garden.Standing outside the fence looking from left to right there is a Flame Leaf Grape6’

Blackberry

Understory: Bermuda Grass

Installed Structures (Trellises, Solar Panels, Solar Shower, Outdoor Kitchen, Chicken Coops, Greenhouses, etc)

2015.08 Maintenance Followup

REPORT BY KIRBY FRY

Irrigation System: 2 sections of drip line on timers. The hose bibs are under ground in large rectangular valve boxes.

Swale and berm, number 1, as of August 11, 2015. The swale is 8’ wide x 112’ long. The berm is 10’ wide x 112’ long. Looking up from below the berm, from left to right there is a fig, 8’ to a fig, 6’ to a loquat, 4’ to a thornless black locust, 6’ to a loquat, 8’ to a Monterey oak, 16’ to a pomegranate, 6’ to a pomegranate, 16’ to a Monterey oak, 6’ to a guajillo acacia, 4’ to a Texas persimmon, 10 to a golden ball lead tree, 6’ to a fragrant mimosa, 4’ to a Mexican sycamore, 4’ to an acacia (spp?).

The understory is frog fruit, Johnson grass, comfrey, mustard, mustang grape, Muhly grass, asparagus, and big blue stem.

Swale and berm, number 2, as of August 11, 2015. The swale is 6’ wide x 16’ long. The berm is 8’ wide by 16’ long. Looking up from below the berm, from left to right is a Mexican plum, 6’ to a Mexican plum. A loquat tree has been planted by us just above the swale.

The understory is Bermuda grass.

Fence line between permablitz garden and Sunset Valley Community Garden. Standing outside of the entrance, looking from left to right there is a flame leaf grape, 6’ to a black berry.

The understory is Bermuda grass.

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