The Earth Literate Garden Project included several principles of sustainable gardening
methods, such as permaculture, biodynamic, companion planting and organic principles
and materials, and combined them into one unifying system in application to a community
garden-style plot. Comparisons were drawn to a previous non-sustainable
methods/materials year. Conclusions were based on the growth habit, yield, and success
in growing from seed to the harvest of vegetables and herbs, which also included
transplanting and direct sow practices.
The comparisons showed that the previous non-sustainable year had better yields; that the
organic seed did not germinate as efficiently as its counterpart; that conditions were
considerably different from the previous year; and that the rules and limitations placed on
the garden plot leasee by the Board of Directors who oversee the garden plot location in
Bear Creek Regional Park, did not allow for a true experiment in sustainable practices.
Therefore, results are considered inconclusive.