THE COLD CLIMATE FOOD FOREST
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Future-proof your yard by planning and planting a Food Forest! By following nature’s example, we can design abundant, productive and layered landscapes that provide for our long-term needs and have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural, healthy ecosystems.
A FOOD FOREST, or forest garden, is a grouping of multi-layered plant species that work together to support the health of the whole system, while providing you with abundant food sources! Unlike a natural forest, however, the edible landscape is designed to allow plenty of sunlight in, anchored by trees chosen for their ability to produce fruit, habitat, or other services. Supporting these main species are a myriad of other plants that perform important ecosystem functions, provide food, support pollinators, protect the soil and add beauty. Creating beautiful, functional and nurturing landscapes that you actually want to spend time in and enjoy is the ultimate goal!
As an experienced designer of cold-climate food forests in both urban and rural settings, allow me to guide you through this fascinating strategy for nurturing long-term resilience, one that adds value today and for future generations. In this 7-hour, super-popular live webinar (which includes a short break for lunch), you will be able to ask questions and interact with fellow students, just like our in-person workshops, enhancing the learning environment for all participants. Together we'll explore how to best prepare your site and soil, as well as various strategies for incorporating many different compatible and useful plants, including fruit trees, berries, canes, ground covers, medicinal plants and more into your growing systems in a synergistic way that helps support you, the plant community, the soil and your ecosystem!