Food Forest Workshop - Fernie

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Although this garden looks remarkably like a forest, it isn’t exactly a forest… It’s an intelligently designed edible forest garden aka food forest that is modeled after natural forest ecosystems – making it more resilient, low maintenance, sustainable, and beneficial to the surrounding environment than conventional gardens, landscaping, and agriculture.

Although this garden looks remarkably like a forest, it isn’t exactly a forest… It’s an intelligently designed edible forest garden aka food forest that is modeled after natural forest ecosystems – making it more resilient, low maintenance, sustainable, and beneficial to the surrounding environment than conventional gardens, landscaping, and agriculture.

Sounds good to you?

Come out and learn how it’s possible to create a garden that looks remarkable like a forest at our upcoming  workshop!

Much like natural forests, food forests build healthy soil, sequester carbon, harvest and store rainwater, and provide a multitude of habitats for beneficial birds, insects, and other wildlife, all while providing humans with locally grown, organic food.

Well, you might be thinking, this all sounds great… but how is it really possible?

We look to natural forests for the answer…  

There aren’t a group of gnomes running around the forest fertilizing, weeding, and watering… so how do forest systems perform this “work” all on their own?

Put simply the answer is that forests are interconnected ecosystems where the needs of the various members of the ecosystem are met by what the other members produce, allowing the system to take care of itself.

So is it possible that humans can design and plant forest gardens that function in a similar way, providing us with food and medicine while becoming largely self-maintaining and helping regenerate the environment?

 

The answer is YES! And you’re invited to learn how…

Date & Time: Sunday April 17th, 12:30 pm – 3:30pm,

Location: Nevados Restaurant, 531 3rd Ave.

Cost: $35, or Volunteer hours at the Eco Garden contact office to arrange.

When
April 17th, 2016 12:30 PM   to   3:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Workshop Registration $ 35.00

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