Many Forks Farm is a 7.5-acre farm in Massachusetts that produces vegetables, herbs, flowers, mushrooms, ginger, and berries, which are distributed through a CSA, farmers markets, Friendship Center Food Pantry, and the Berkshire Food Project free-lunch program. They received a $4,070 grant to create swales and berms planted with native perennials to improve drainage and provide habitat for beneficial insects.
This season, they created berms and swales planted with native species and prepared areas for future insectary strips. Their new swales, berms, and plantings are working! Owner Sharon Wyrrick told us, “We had several substantial storms that would have usually flooded the sections that we mitigated as part of the project. They did not flood, nor even saturate, the newly planted areas.”