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Planting companion layers in a food forest

May 25 @ 9:30 am

“Learn how to plant shrub, perennial and low layers in a food forest in this FREE hands-on Learn & Work Party. Physical challenge level: medium-high More details and free registration (required) at


Food forests have been used to grow food by many indigenous cultures around the world for hundreds of years or more, and are still used today. A food forest is designed to resemble a forest ecosystem in which different types of perennials (trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers) are planted together to perform different functions such as help fertilize the soil, attract pollinators, offer shade, repel pests, etc. In a food forest, most of the plants are perennial and many are native to the region. Explore our young food forest at Bluenose Academy, and help us add more plants in 2024! We will guide you to plant a few more trees and lots of shrubs and perennials in diverse layers and guilds, rather than rows. This is a hands-on Learn & Work Party, in which you will learn-by-doing, working with fellow community members to raise our young little food forest! Activities will include digging, shovelling, wheelbarrowing, spreading and moving organic material. Activities are suited to strong healthy adults, teens and older children; younger children can also participate in planting smaller plants.”

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Ne’ata’q: The Food Forest

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Bluenose Academy

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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
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