Establishing & Tending to Food Forest Polycultures: Weekend Workshop

Establishing & Tending to Food Forest Polycultures: Weekend Workshop

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Date/Time - 05/22/2021 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 22nd 2-4pm @ Everett Avenue Food Forest

Planting or tending polycultures is the practice of maintaining a variety of species of plants in one space, rather than just one species (also called “monocropping”). The benefits of polycultures are endless: increased nutrient utilization, higher crop resistance to pests, soil erosion control, and so much more.

How can polycultures be planted into a space? And once established, how do we care for the overall health and longevity of those systems of plant species?

Join The Boston Food Forest Coalition on Saturday, May 22nd from 2-4pm at Everett Avenue Food Forest (12 Everett Avenue, Dorchester, MA) for the very first workshop in this brand new food forest site!

In this workshop, we’ll dive into the process of planting and integrating polycultures into your food forest or garden, and how to maintain them intentionally once they’ve established themselves in the space. We’ll also discuss thinning fruit in existing polycultures. The workshop will be led by Restoring Roots, a cooperatively-owned, ecologically-focused landscaping company.


*Dress for the weather! This workshop will happen rain or shine.

**There will be no bathrooms available at this location.

***We recommend bringing a notebook and pencil if you’d like to record information from the class.