Tour a community food forest and learn about fruit tree varieties, pruning techniques, nurturing the Soil…
Learn how lawns and ornamental gardens can be turned into forest gardens that are both beautiful and productive
Local Hero Larry Saltzman will lead our tour . Larry specializes in Mediterranean Food Forests. He and his wife Linda have a 20 year old Food Forest in Santa Barbara. He has spoken and written extensively on Food Forests, and is President of the Channel Islands
chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. He co-founded the Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club and is past President of the Permaculture Guild of Santa Barbara.
Mesa Harmony Garden is a two-year-old community food forest in the making.
The Garden was formed in 2010 to turn an unused plot of land into a food forest, growing fresh local produce for the Food Bank. By engaging community volunteers to serve residents in need, we have also created a living educational resource. This is a practical demonstration of Permaculture and Organic principles applied to urban food production. Growing more sustainable local food enhances food security, and helps build self-reliance and a resilient local community.
Suggested Donation of $5 - $10 each would be gratefully accepted! Below is the flyer that you can share with your friends:
Optional Activity: Visitors are welcome to stay on after the tour to do some actual work in
the garden, e.g. digging, mulching, weeding…or you can sign up to volunteer in the future.