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Food Forest Gardening: A Hands-on Program

Learn about food forestry through a hands-on work project.


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Apr 19, 2015
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120



DIRECTIONS: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte

WHEN: April 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


A food forest is an intentional assembly of plants which approximate a healthy, natural woodland in function while providing for human needs. By thriving in local conditions with a minimum of maintenance and no wasted resources, this system models a truly permanent agriculture. With generous support from the PNM Foundation, the Open Space Visitor Center is exploring this paradigm in gardening with the intent of educating, nurturing and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to grow their own food and other goods.

Join us on Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 AM for a one-hour introduction to food forestry with educators and practitioners Michael Reed and Patty Parks-Wasserman. Following the presentations we will get active in the food forest planting trees, shrubs, herbs and more.

Please call (505)897-8831 to register. Participants will need gloves, water, and sun protection.