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Edible Forest Garden Workshop

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Workshop
$175 - $200

Imagine…

Walking out your door to be greeted by the beautiful community of plants that thrive in your yard.

A cornucopia of fruits, nuts, and berries are swelling on the branches around you, and underneath them the ground is covered in flowers, herbs, vegetables and perennials.

All the plants work together to build a forest-like habitat, providing you with a diversity of fresh foods and medicine while creating an incredibly beautiful space to enjoy…

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.

Then come out and learn how it’s possible at our upcoming weekend 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 andhelping regenerate the environment?

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

Date & Time: Saturday February 25th, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday February 26th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: Early Bird: $175 (before January 31st), Regular Price $200

Book your spot here!

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$175 - $200
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Venue

Helen Schuler Nature Centre
Indian Battle Road South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J0P6 Canada
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Phone:
(403) 320-3064
Website:
http://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Nature-Centre/Pages/default.aspx