Our garden and relationships keep teaching me how generous and fruitful life can be. I've written about self-seeding plants filling the greenhouse bed, friends giving us squash when we had a poor veggie harvest during a drought year, and our neighbours helping me during a crazy snowstorm. I see again and again how life keeps on giving, if we allow it and nurture it.
Telsing Andrews from Aster Lane Edibles (asterlaneedibles.ca) shares about edible perennial landscapes and why she got into breeding rare useful plants. Join us for a tour of Telsing's site and a permaculture farm on September 30.
Shelley Lambert discusses why we mimic nature and the benefits of food forests.
Planting Sudbury's first Community Food Forest with about 60 volunteers, from grade 6 kids to adults over 70, was an amazing 3-day event with a lot of hands in the Earth. We began in fall 2016, meeting regularly with a dedicated committee to design the food forest. The "phase 1" planting this spring consisted of 17 trees, 17 shrubs and over 110 herbaceous plants.
To volunteer and stay involved in the food forest, contact Sudbury Shared Harvest.