Food Forest Adventures at the Mesa Harmony Garden

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.

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  • Gerri F.

    Larry did an amazing job of sharing with us his wisdom about fruit tree production and basic permaculture philosophy. He is a wealth of information and our community is fortunate to have him.

    January 13, 2013

  • Ani

    Good turnout and very informative.

    January 12, 2013

  • Edit

    Great outing, well attended.

    January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great, can't wait!!

    January 11, 2013

  • Laurence H.

    Wish I could join you, but I am working. (Teaching people how to cook with all that good local stuff.)

    January 11, 2013

  • Ilene S.

    I live in the Mesa and I've been wondering what's going on in that mysterious plot of land. Wow a food forest in the hood. I'm excited to wander and work. Glad this is happening.

    December 13, 2012

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