Food Forests

With Dee Turner

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Take a walk around a permaculture urban food forest with gardener and teacher Dee Turner. See how you can combine fruit trees, fruiting crops, perennials, root crops, bulbs and climbers into an enhanced foodscape that feeds itself. Dee has done away with the conventional orchard and mowing, and instead grows plant guilds around her fruit trees to feed them, keep away the bugs, and obtain a yield all at the same time.  Herb and edible groundcovers grow where grass once was, as well as alpine strawberries in profusion. Productive self-seeders sow themselves every season and perennial root crops don’t need planting every year.  There’s always food to harvest all year round with minimal weeding and pruning – a great solution for a busy lifestyle.

Date / Time 3:00pm Tuesday 30th October
Venue  Korito  28A Trafalgar Street, New Plymouth
Admission Free event usual garden entry fee applies ($5pp)