Food Forests Workshop
Food Forests: Growing the Way Nature Does It
A free lecture introducing the art of permaculture
ALBUQUERQUE— Who waters, weeds and feeds our forests? Can we design our gardens and farms to be as carefree as our wild forests? What can we learn from natural forests to create more sustainable farms, gardens and local communities and support our wildlife? Join the Open Space Visitor Center in welcoming Patty Parks-Wasserman for a FREE talk, the first in a series “Traditions Garden Lecture Series.”
Suitable for backyards as well as small scale farms, food forests are manmade agricultural installations designed by mimicking natural forests. Food forestry aims towards the self reliance and resilience of natural forests. It supports pollinators and other wildlife while providing not only food, but other resources that support local community self reliance. Climate constraints of the high desert and climate change are key considerations in the course. It’s been done for 2000 years in Morocco, so surely it can be done here. Join us in creating a food forest for Albuquerque while designing one specifically for your own home or farm.
Patty Parks-Wasserman, a permaculture diplomat, has designed permaculture programs for schools and taught permaculture and nature skills to children and youth for 14 years in public, private, homeschooling and non-formal educational environments for toddler through university levels.
Saturday, May 4th
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Traditions Garden Lecture Series #1
Intro to Food Forests presented by Patty Parks-Wasserman