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Food Forest Workshop Announced

by Community Forests International on April 6, 2010

2010 Food Forest Gardening Workshop

Learn to Garden in Nature's Image

Community Forests International will be delivering their Food Forest Gardening workshop again this summer on June 5, 2009, at the Sackville Community Garden in Sackville, NB.

This hands on workshop will explore the principles behind this innovative gardening method that seeks to explore co-beneficial relationships between plants and fungi. By arranging food and medicine producing herbs, vines, shrubs, mushrooms and trees in arrangements found in nature, participants will learn how to change traditional, energy-intensive garden plots into low maintenance garden ecosystems.

The gardens feature native plants found in the Acadian Forest and will provide a great way to sharpen edible plant identification skills. Participants will learn how to work with oyster and morel mushrooms, fiddleheads, a myriad of berries and nuts and will develop all the skills necessary to grow a food forest in their own backyard. The workshop will take place at the model food forest the organization installed in the Sackville Community Garden on Charles Street last year with support from Renaissance Sackville and Evergreen. Registration is by donation, with a recommended 35$ contribution in order to support the upkeep and maintenance of the volunteer-led project. To register or receive additional information please email info@forestsinternational.org or call 514-839-0546.

Photos from last years workshop

 

[caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="CFI Members and participants get down to business, planting the apple guild."]CFI Members and participants get down to business, planting the apple guild.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_184" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Inoculating poplar logs with a native variety of oyster mushroom."]Inoculating poplar logs with a native variety of oyster mushroom. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_182" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="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. [/caption]

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