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.
Create a Food Forest in Your Yard!
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