Create a Food Forest in Your Yard!

Local permaculture expert Christopher Shein will be teaching a Fruit Tree Guild workshop at EcoHouse on Saturday, August 21. Tree guilds have a central element (a fruit tree or nut tree), mulch plants, nitrogen fixer, nutrient/dynamic accumulators, insectaries for beneficial insects, a vine layer, mushrooms, and the soil food web. The fruit tree guild is a way of blending certain categories like edible, ornamental, artistic, and functional. The food forest is on a larger scale. There are seven layers of the food forest: the canopy layer, the understory, the shrub layer, the herb layer, the ground cover layer, the vine layer, and the root layer. Learn more and register for the workshop here. [Photo by Berkeley T. Compton]


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