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Introduction to Food Forest Design

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This class is now being offered as a free webinar. 
Donations accepted. 
April 3
6:00pm – 8:30pm

A food forest is a way of laying out an edible  landscape to mimic a natural forest, with a minimum amount of external inputs and maximum benefits.

In this class we will cover:

  • What a Food Forest is and why you might want one

  • Niches of the Food Forest

  • Designing layouts and Resource Partitioning

  • Recommended Species

  • Planting the Food Forest

  • As an example we will go over the draft plan for a Food Forest planting at the Little Falls Activity Center .

Class will be taught by Aaron Parker. Aaron operates Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth, Maine, which specializes in unusual edible plants. He has given talks and classes throughout Maine on edible landscaping, seed saving, perennial vegetables, and low-maintenance, low-input gardening.

This class is sponsored by Gorham Community Grown Agriculture Program Grant received by Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District from the Quimby Family Foundation. The grant project also includes a food forest planting in Gorham Village, youth after school and summer camp programming, placement of portable planters throughout the town, and a fall event.

Proceeds from this activity will support project supplies for the Food Forest and Edible Landscape planting at the Little Falls Activity Center and in Gorham Village

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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