About this Event
Are you interested in having your very own food forest (aka, edible forest garden) that you create!
Where can you find food, medicine, beneficial wildlife-pollinator habitat, healthy soil, natural pest control, beautiful biodiversity, a sense of well-being, low maintenance, and fun? In your very own food forest (aka, edible forest garden) that you create! Explore Beacon Food Forest’s diversity, help care for its land, and learn ideas and resources for yourself and your community to build abundance and resilience.
Participants will tour around Beacon Food Forest seeing some of the main elements of the food forest and exploring fruit tree guilds. Important food forest concepts will be discussed during the tour. Depending upon the goals of the participants, there will be an opportunity to help do a little maintenance gardening for a couple of fruit tree guilds + plant where appropriate. During this work, participants can take some cuttings and/or canes of easily-propagated plants to add to their gardens. A handout with a summary of key concepts and lists of reference materials will be provided.
About the Instructor
Kimberly Leeper, a Seattleite since 1995, is a garden educator, plant and wildlife enthusiast, and regenerative landscape designer who specializes in Pacific NW native plants, beneficial wildlife habitat, and food forests. She has a background in school psychology; teaching and learning with children and adults in schools and the forest; community organizing for collaborative emergency preparedness; volunteering with community gardens and plant-related endeavors - Beacon Food Forest for past 10 years; and leading natural landscaping companies - currently Working With Nature. These days Kimberly focuses on consulting, coaching, and classes. She loves inspiring people to think more holistically about their landscapes, and create an oasis with lots of foraging opportunities close to home!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Beacon Food Forest, South Dakota Street, Seattle, United States
USD 10.00 to USD 45.00