Facebook Live: Establish an Edible Forest

Saturday, April 04 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM [CST]

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Saturday, April 04 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM [CST]

Learn about the creation of a public edible forest from the safety of your home. Tune in for a Facebook Live chat with Fred Meyer of Backyard Abundance


You will learn...
* The difference between an edible forest and an orchard
* The pros and cons of bare root trees and potted plants
* About dwarf fruit trees versus standard-sized trees
* How to establish bare root fruit trees and berry bushes
* How to design and establish effective ground covers


Paul Rost of Earl May Garden Center will present plantings and products that help ensure success in our area. Earl May can supply your garden needs safely through their drive-up service.


And just for fun... Lucy Marsh will play some tunes on her fiddle.


Join the educational streaming chat to post questions before and during the event.



Please join from home - we aim to keep the event to 5 or fewer people, all staying 8'+ apart. Visit the garden afterward to see what was done and enjoy the space. 

1858 7th Avenue Ct,

Iowa City, IA 52240.


Stay tuned for more virtual events throughout the season, such as the May 2 Facebook Live: Establish a Pollinator Garden event.



Plants that will be discussed and established during the chat:
* Dwarf fruit trees: apple, peach, pear
* Currant
* Jostaberry
* Creeping thyme
* Chamomile
* Dutch white clover



View the Creekside Park Edible Forest design: www.backyardabundance.org/commgardens

Check out our free, online publications: www.backyardabundance.org/resources



Many thanks to the Creekside Gardeners and the Creekside Neighborhood Association. Their generous time and energy laid the groundwork for this gardening project.


This project was created in conjunction with the 

Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department

 and would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.
* Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department: www.icgov.org/?id=1082
* Hills Bank: hillsbank.com
* Collins Aerospace: www.rockwellcollins.com
* Earl May Garden Center: www.earlmay.com/locations/iowa-city-iowa
* New Pioneer Food Co-op: www.NewPi.coop
* Iowa City Climate Action: www.icgov.org/project/climate-action
* : www.feedabee.com
* Rapids Reproductions: rapidsrepro.com
* Green Iowa AmeriCorps - Energy & Community: www.greeniowaamericorps.org


Backyard Abundance is an educational nonprofit that helps people create environmentally-beneficial landscapes.

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