Modeled on a natural woodland, a forest garden is a planting tailored to produce things that are useful to people—food, medicine, fiber, fuel—while providing the environmental benefits of a forest ecosystem—cooling air, building soil, cleaning water, and supporting wildlife. Join Lincoln Smith of Forested to learn more about growing a forest garden, and gain hands-on experience planting a forest garden bed. This workshop will address agriculture and the problem of feeding the world, principles of forest and production ecologies, and practical forest garden design and implementation. Following a break for lunch, participants will have the opportunity to expand a forest garden bed in the Accokeek Foundation’s Museum Garden.
Pre-registration required. Refreshments will be provided.