Food Forest Planting - Workparty - Saturday May 17th

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00am

Example of a mature food forest

What’s a Food Forest and why are we planting one?

Food Forests (aka Edible Forest Gardens) serve many purposes. This Food Forest will allow us to grow fruits, berries, nuts, roots, and teas in addition to the vegetables we grow. It will also be a place where people can learn about local food production, pruning and maintenance of perennial plants, and how to propagate your own edible perennials.

Food Forests give us fruits year after year with less ongoing maintenance than vegetable production. A Food Forest is also an ecological way of gardening that works with nature, attracts beneficial insects and birds, and provides beauty throughout the season.

What’s happened so far…..

Over the last few months a small group of garden members have mapped out a design for the Food Forest with the guidance of our coaches Bonita Ford and Sebastien Bacharach. We've done our research, collected plants and materials and now we are ready to lay down some roots!

We are very excited about this project and thankful to the Town of Perth for providing us with space to grow in Last Duel Campground. We received funding for this project from the Perth and District Community Foundation and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The final step:

We are looking for a group of 15 people who can help with planting and mulching the Food Forest on Saturday, May 17th. It will be a full day, from 10am to 4pm with a free lunch provided by the Young at Heart Cooking group.

Like to learn through doing? This is for you!

If you are interested and able to join our workparty on the 17th please register here:


Last Duel Campground, Perth, ON

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