Come and check out the progress of planting of the 15,000sq.ft Canada 150 Edible Forest and Pollinator Garden at the Piper Creek Restoration Ag Project in Red Deer!
Evening tours will be given between 5:00pm and 8:00pm by project leaders including the chance to help plant and mulch the edible forest garden. This is a family friendly event - please dress for the weather and be prepared to get your hands dirty... or just bring some gloves!
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
A little bit of info on edible forest gardens (via EdibleForestGardens.com)
"Forest gardening is an idea whose time has come. We can consciously apply the principles of ecology to the design of home scale gardens that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function, but grow food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizer, "farmaceuticals," and fun."
"Forest gardens have much to offer on a practical level, and they have much to teach us about how to live in community as free and interdependent beings in a functional way."
Event made possible thanks to funding from the Canada 150 program of Heritage Canada