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Edible Food Forest Workshop

by Community Forests International on July 4, 2009

Despite a rainy start, CFI’s Edible Food Forest Garden Workshop at Sackville's Community Garden was a great success.

Members and participants spent 5 hours sharing information on local plants, trees shrubs and mushrooms. The workshop started off with a presentation and guided tour by CFI members. Topics covered ranged from beneficial combinations of specific plants and microorganisms, site preparation methods , and an in-depth look at soil science. In the afternoon participants worked their way through designated stations, giving them a chance to experience the complete process of creating their own food forest. Then everyone got to work planting the diverse array of plants, trees and shrubs on-hand. There was also a mushroom inoculation demonstration where participants were shown the “plug spawn” method of propagating their own edible mushrooms.

Community Forests International would like to thank all those who attended, and encourage anyone interested to visit the food forest site. Each plant, tree and shrub has been identified, so if you missed the workshop you can still get some ideas for your own food forest. The Edible Food Forest Garden can be found adjacent to the Sackville Community Garden on Charles St.

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Inoculating poplar logs with a native variety of oyster mushroom.

Inoculating poplar logs with a native variety of oyster mushroom.

CFI Members and participants get down to business, planting the apple guild.

CFI Members and participants get down to business, planting the apple guild.

Participants gather near one of the butternut trees in a question and answer session after touring the native species plot. 

Participants gather near one of the butternut trees in a question and answer session after touring the native species plot.

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