New Leaf Foods, Inc. launched an Urban Food Forest project during our 2022 annual New Leaf Garden Blitz.
Food forests are plantings of edible landscape plants like raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, plum trees, apple trees, black chokeberries, and hazelnuts that not only enhance the beauty of any yard, but they also provide growers with yummy, healthy options that grow year after year.
You are invited to attend the 3rd and final Urban Food Forest Visioning Session.
Friday, December 9th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Aging and Disability Resource Center -,
Virtual attendance possible
Please Register below by Dec 1.
This past season, the Urban Food Forest project focused on selling plants that provide an edible landscape - such as raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, plum trees, apple trees, black chokeberries, and hazelnuts. These are plants that not only enhance the beauty of any yard but also provide growers with delicious, healthy options that grow year after year.
If you would like to be a part of the planning of this project, please join us to help envision its future. What would you like the Brown County Urban Food Forest project to look like? Where do you think the Urban Food Forest project should be located? What types of plants would you like to see next year? How can we grow or source the plants we give out sustainably? What kinds of work or partnerships do you think could really make this project flourish?
Urban Food Forest Visioning Session
Friday, December 9th from 2PM - 4pm at the Aging and Disability Resource Center -, 300 South Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Please sign up here to register.
Virtual attendance is possible.
This event comes from the collaboration of efforts of University of Wisconsin Brown County Extension, New Leaf Foods, NEW Food Forum, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Sustainable Agriculture Program.
Food forests are plantings of edible landscape plants like raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, apple trees, hazelnuts and currants that not only enhance the beauty of any yard, but they also provide growers with yummy, healthy options that grow year after year.
If you are purchasing perennial plants from the New Leaf Garden Blitz you may have some questions about the best ways to plan, plant and take care of these special food producers. You have to plan for a small plants now, that will grow large over the years.
Typical questions include:
Which plants should I select?
What kind of habitat do they prefer?
How wide apart should I space the plants?
How big will they grow?
What kind of soil fertilizer might I need?
How deep do I plant?
How do I maintain and prune the plants?
What are the best options for weed control?
How long will they last?
When can I expect my first harvest?
How can I preserve the harvest?
What are mistakes I should avoid?
Join Valerie Dantoin, the lead instructor for the Organic Food Systems Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical program as she guides you through the answers to these questions and more.
The class will meet via WebX (like a zoom call) on Tuesday April 5th at 7:00 PM. It will be repeated on Thursday April 28th at 6:00 pm.
Once you register for the class, you will be sent a link that allows you to join.