Postings Related To: Edible Landscape Project

Every Tuesday Edible Landscape Project Mini Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany and Friends of Albany Parks)
April 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Join in the Tuesday morning fun.  Each Tuesday Catherine and Mary Louise guide whoever shows up in taking care of whatever needs doing in the garden… litter patrol, plant clean up, composting, hose watering, mending the drip irrigation, mulching, creating support for plants.  Meet up between Portland Ave. and Thousand Oaks Ave. on Carmel Ave. near the picnic area and Snack Shack, by the Welcome to the Edible Landscape Sign and red archway.

Posted in , , , , on April 4, 2015

Memorial Park Clean Up Day and Edible Landscape Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Parks and Transition Albany)
April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - Event Details

IMG_1374The City of Albany’s Friends of Albany Parks are hosting a care, maintenance and beautification of Memorial Park.  Volunteers who attend the Clean-Up Day will receive an official Friends of Albany Parks t-shirt.  Meet up at the Edible Landscape on Carmel Avenue halfway between Portland Avenue and Thousand Oaks Avenue, near the picnic area and Snack Shack.  Note the earlier than usual time.

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Posted in , , , , on April 4, 2015

Every Tuesday Edible Landscape Project Mini Work Party

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany & Friends of Albany Parks)
March 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Join in the Tuesday morning fun.  Each Tuesday Catherine and Mary Louise guide whoever shows up in taking care of whatever needs doing in the garden… litter patrol, plant clean up, composting, hose watering, mending the drip irrigation, mulching, creating support for plants.  Meet up between Portland Ave. and Thousand Oaks Ave. on Carmel Ave. near the picnic area and Snack Shack, by the Welcome to the Edible Landscape Sign and red archway.

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Posted in , , , , on March 29, 2015

Welcome to Spring Community Work Party

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

hugelkultur team bestSpring into community on this fun day of construction, planting, and sharing food in the Edible Landscape.  Meet on Carmel Avenue mid-way between Portland and Thousand Oaks on the east edge of the Memorial Park.

(Arrive at 10:30 to help set up and stage materials to the areas where they will be used.)  (more…)

Posted in , , , on March 25, 2015

Urban Food Forests: Designing and Creating Resilient, Tree-Based Plant Communities

March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - Event Details

with Jeremy Watts & Seth Peterson

A food forest is more than an orchard, more than a grove of fruit trees.  It is a holistically designed system that takes into account all of the elements necessary to create a regenerative “forest” of food.  An urban food forest grows into a self-sustaining system that provides an abundance for decades.  Thoughtful design creates a system that becomes easier and easier to maintain as the community of plants take charge and we become observant stewards who are a beneficial part of the natural world around us. They are systems that regenerate our natural world and reverse the damage caused by pollution and modern chemical agriculture while providing food, medicine and more.

This hands-on workshop will cover:

*  An overview of permaculture design principles and how to learn from Mother Nature through observation.

*  Selection of appropriate trees and support species (plants and mushrooms) to create low-input, low-maintenance ecological systems in urban areas.

*  Water-conservation techniques and drought-resistant species.

*  How animals fit into a food forest.

*  Site assessment, preparation, design, implementation and maintenance.

*  Fruit tree care: pruning, feeding, holistic disease & pest management.

*  Season-extension via custom grafting.

*  The ongoing joy of perpetuating and eating from your food forest garden!
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Participants will receive literature on the course material but are encouraged to take notes as well.

There are two work-trade positions available.  Contact at the email below if interested.

The workshop will go from 12 noon to around 4PM and will be led by edible landscaper Jeremy Watts and permaculture-enthusiast chef Seth Peterson.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.   The location is in south Berkeley not far from Ashby Bart.   If you have questions you can send an email to jeremy@foodforestdesignworks.com

Visit this Eventbrite page to register: $45 if you register by Wednesday March 18. Regular price $60.

Posted in , , , on March 16, 2015