Join us for a historic opportunity to learn and experience the building of a Food Forest Garden at USM Portland! Forest gardening is based on Permaculture design principles, mimicking woodland ecosystems, which can provide food, medicine and fiber for humans as well as a habitat to support other species including our bee populations. A sustainable, closed loop systems approach to gardening that rejuvenates ecosystems with minimal upkeep.
David Homa, graduate of USM and currently of Post Carbon Designs and Resilient Roots, designed the USM food forest garden and will be leading the workshop and installation.
This work party will be preceded by a food forest garden workshop on Tuesday June 18 from 6-8p in Luther Bonney Hall room 403. Both events are free but require prior registration( please reference the Meetup event on June 18th to sign up) Attendees are encouraged to attend BOTH events as that will enhance learning of the concepts and provide a skill workforce during the installation.
- Wear clothes that can get dirty and sturdy closed-toe shoes
- Bring a potluck food dish to share and your potluck kit (fork, knife, plate/bowl, napkin)
- Bring paper/pencils, camera, etc, to document your experience
- This event will be rain or shine
Transportation, Directions, and Access:
- Meet at the tree grove off Bedford Street by Luther Bonney Hall Rear Entrance on the edge of the Campus Green, Portland USM Campus (approximately 95 Bedford Street).
- Map of Portland USM Campus here.
- Free car parking is available to attendees in the USM Parking Garage accessed off Surrenden Street.
- Bike parking is available at the rear entrance to Luther Bonney Hall.
- The best pedestrian access is directly across the street from 92 Bedford Street (WMPG station).