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Plant an Edible Forest Garden!

  • Jan 26, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Edible Forest Garden to be Planted at 3614 N. 30th St. -
Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27
Join Edible Forest Gardens and Carla Moschetti and David Lee to establish an Edible Forest Garden in Tacoma's Proctor District at 3614 N. 30th St. January 26 and 27.

You are invited to help plant fruit and nut trees and berry bushes then sheet mulch the lawn by putting down cardboard and wood chips to remove the grass. Edible Forest Gardens consist of three main layers, with fruit and nut trees as the upper canopy, berries and other edible bushes as the middle layer and perennial vegetables and fruits as the ground cover.

The FREE workshop includes:
~ Design and layout of trees and shrubs in an edible forest garden
~ Planting trees and shrubs
~ Sheet mulching the lawn

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm:

10 am Planting Edible Trees and Shrubs - taking tape off cardboard
12:00 pm Discussion of Edible Forest Forest Gardens
12:30 pm Lunch
2 pm Begin sheet mulching the lawn

Sunday 10 am to 4 pm:

10 AM Sheet mulching the lawn 12:00 pm Discussion of Edible Forest Gardens 12:30 pm Lunch 2 pm Hugelkultur construction (wood based raised bed)

We will be there from 10 AM until 4 PM both days with potluck lunches. Feel free to come for full days, half days or just stop by when you can. This hands on workshop will show what you too could do in your own yard. We hope that neighborhood planning could lead to a number of forest gardens throughout Tacoma neighborhoods.


WOODCHIPS: Maple, alder, willow, etc. NO CEDAR. Call Pat[masked] about delivery.
MONEY to help Edible Forest Gardens put on the workshop. Mail donations to Edible Forest Gardens, PO Box 13273, Olympia, WA 98508.

For more information contact:
Pat Rasmussen - Phone[masked] - E-mail [masked]

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  • Laura Mae M.

    Great workshop, got to really see how the design was planned and why, then got to dig in the dirt too with the nice bunch of people showed up to help

    January 29, 2013

  • Kae

    I learned alot by attending just a part of this workshop. Very inspiring!

    January 28, 2013

  • Theresa E.

    This is a great idea. Looking forward to getting our hands dirty with some more projects.

    January 27, 2013

  • Danica


    January 27, 2013

  • Kae

    I am not going to make it this afternoon for the hugelkultr. But I have been researching it online and I am definitely going to try it in my garden.

    1 · January 27, 2013

  • Danica

    Thank you so much for today! What a wonderful experience; I look forward to the next one!

    January 26, 2013

  • Kae

    This is a great workshop! I enjoyed the morning activities today (left at lunch) and I think I will come tomorrow afternoon because I am excited about Hugelkultur! I learned SO much today. Thank you Pat, Carla, David, and all who are contributing energy and learning about edible forests and permaculture.

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Jennifer C.

    What kind of Donations are needed and are kids welcome for this adventure?

    January 20, 2013

    • Kelda L.

      Hi! Sorry fo the slow reply! I double checked with Pat (who's running the event and not on meetup), She says, Yes Yes kids are most welcome. They've found enough woodchips, etc (it's listed above in donations), but could always use more snacks or, of course, money.

      January 23, 2013

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