The People’s Garden(s) at FPL

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This “People’s Garden” at FPL is filled with permaculture plantings, greeting visitors as they arrive via Gifford Pinchot Drive.

FPL is home to two very different but uniquely beneficial gardens established as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s People’s Garden Initiative.

A permaculture garden showcases sustainable landscape practices and features a series of swales and berms, planted with complementary vegetation. The purposes of a permaculture garden are multiple. They are often used to catch and retain runoff from buildings and paved surfaces as well as provide sanctuary for birds and other fauna, especially pollinator species.

FPL also has a traditional vegetable garden site. All produce is grown and donated to help local people in need. Coming into their third year, the gardens are well established and flourishing.