Presentation: ‘Food Forests – an ecological approach to planting for the future.’ Presented by Gord Baird of Eco-sense Nursery
*Thanks to the Highlands Community Garden Group for organizing this FREE event*
Sunday, October 14th 10:00 – 12:30 at the Highlands Community Hall. 729 Finlayson Arm Rd (adjacent to the community garden)
Gord Baird, Highland resident and council member, will be presenting a workshop on the design, goals and benefits of food forests and their importance in climate change adaptation and food resiliency. The information provided will be useful for home gardeners and will guide our ongoing development of the food forest at the Community Garden. Information on plants suitable for Highlands eco systems will be provided.
Gord has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the design and development of food forests including his own at Eco-sense and with the City of Colwood. We are excited to be able to offer this free workshop through an Edible Tree grant awarded to the Highlands Community Garden by Tree Canada.
The workshop is open to all District and regional residents, free of charge. Please pass the word on to anyone with an interest in growing food locally and building food security.