New Leaf Foods, Inc. is launching an Urban Food Forest project during our next annual New Leaf Garden Blitz event on dates early May of 2023. Then, you can start your own food forest in your yard! Order your fruit and nut trees and bushes on our site!
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.
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.