We had a fantastic workshop with about a dozen people from the area. Many had a lot of gardening experience, and much curiosity about the differences between typical annual/perennial herbaceous gardens and long-term Forest Gardens.
We made seed balls to sow a diverse mix of cover crops, flowers and vegetables underneath an existing apple orchard to begin developing multiple layers of vegetation.
We also built Edible Brattleboro’s first nursery bed and heeled in blueberry plants until they’re ready to be transplanted out to other community gardens.
Some of the attendees showed interest in working with VT Forest Gardens on their property. A follow up email has been sent to survey people’s experience, and offer Trevor’s services as a “Food Forest Facilitator”.