Thursday, November 27, 2014

Work Bee - Installing Tree Collars

Despite the chill arctic winds and frozen fingers all the tree collars were successfully installed.

A special thanks to the volunteers who made it down to help out! 

The tree tubes not only deter deer from eating the trees they are also designed to act like a mini green house, directing the trees to grow up quickly towards the more direct sunlight.  Another benefit is that they will aid in locating the smaller trees that, in summer, are easily hidden in the tall grasses and white sweet clover.

Now that winter is upon us and the food forest is going into hibernation, its time to plan for next year.

Stay tuned for upcoming events like spring planting, mulching, plant donation drive etc!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

 Join us!

Come down to the food forest Tuesday Nov 25 2014 from 11am - 2pm. We will be installing deer protection around as many plants as possible before winter sets in!  Check the events page for more info.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

You may have visited the food forest recently to check out the new signs only to discover that...yes...sadly they have been stolen.

Someone came down and tore off almost every sign.  All remaining signs were taken down for the time being till we sort out what to do going forward.

A minor setback, and probably one of many that will occur, but that's all part of the learning curve when experimenting with nature in public spaces.