Franklin Park Zoo – Wild Forage Planting in Permaculture Garden

Franklin Park Zoo – Wild Forage Planting in Permaculture Garden

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Date/Time - 10/01/2016 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Franklin Park Zoo

Come visit the secret permaculture garden at Franklin Park Zoo and meet Zoo New England Manager of Horticulture and Grounds, Harry Ligett, who has been growing food for the animals using compost tea, insectary plantings, hugel beds, fruit trees, chickens, and more!

We will be helping Harry and the zoo design and plant a perennial wild forage section to be used in future workshops on medicinal tinctures, herbs, and edible flowers.

Orion and Amirah will lead us through a group design process and next Spring we will implement the design we create this Fall!

The day will start promptly at 10am, don’t be late. As a bonus, Harry will give a tour of the Organic Garden, focusing his talk on the insectary plantings and guilds already in place.

Pack a lunch (or you could risk the zoo cafe).

Here’s the day’s schedule:
10am – arrive at the main entrance (Zebra Entrance) and look for the sign-in table
10:30-11:30 “Insectary Plantings” a talk with Harry Ligget
11:30-12:30 Site Observations in Teams
12:30-1pm Lunch Break (bring your own lunch)
1-3pm Design Options in Teams and Site Prep

We will provide gloves, clipboards, maps, tracing paper, some plant lists (bring your favorite reference books), tape measures, hand tools, bamboo stakes to mark areas, markers and a clear goal statement. You will provide your enthusiasm to learn together, harvest our collective wisdom, and best ideas for how to begin to transform the Zoo.

Get some dirt time, and think about how you can help Boston Food Forest Coalition adopt this permaculture garden at the Zoo!

We hope you can make it!

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