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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Learn to Develop a Food Forest Garden


Discover how to create a highly productive food system by mimicking a forest in a beginning class to be held for six weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesdays, beginning January 21. Instructor Steve Hoog will explore how a forest evolves and how the elements such as wind, sun, soil makeup, tree height and width affect what will happen on a plot of land. Using all of the layers from large trees to roots can create high production in small spaces. Ideas for design will be presented. 

Forest gardening is a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based, food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. Making use of companion planting, they can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers to build a woodland habitat and sustainable food source.

Cost is $120. Location: School of Nurses Building, 17th and Chew, Allentown. For more information, call 610-756-6867. 

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