Tour Sunday, Focus: Forest Gardening Basics

This Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 AM we’ll be giving a tour of our garden with a focus on Forest Gardening Basics. The garden is looking quite beautiful this time of year and we may also have a variety of fruits and vegetables to taste, including paw paws, kousa berries, galapagos tomatoes and a variety of herbs, greens and vegetables. 

On these tours, I try to be flexible and follow where the interest of our guests leads, but for the focus on Forest Gardening basics I’ll be prepared to cover:
Why forest gardens were almost universal to human cultures.
A basic approach to design.
Forest Garden Architecture: Multiple layers, homogenous textures. 
“Guild” roles to design gardens that work like ecosystems.
Top Recommended woody plants and perennial vegetables. 
The number 1 most important factor in designing a forest garden. 
A variety of approaches to installing a forest garden. 
Different approaches to meet different goals. 
In addition, our partner PJ Chmiel is also giving a tour of his very impressive forest garden. I highly recommend seeing it. 
We already have a few people signed up, so it should be a nice tour and a nice morning. I hope you’ll get in touch with me or PJ to join in. See the poster above for how to sign up. 

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