You may be familiar with community gardens, but how about a community forest? This spring at Imago, we are going to be revitalizing a food forest of our own in the hopes of providing local communities with forest fresh food. The growth of food forests is similar to the growth of other local food movements such as farmers markets and community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs that serve urban areas. Join us at Imago on May 17 to learn all about the layers of a food forest, time tested plant guilds, productive easily grown native species, wild nutrition, invasive removal, ecoculture and tending to wildness.
Optional Potluck at 6:00 pm; Conversation begins promptly at 7:00 pm.
About our presenters, Howie Zuefle and Suellyn Shupe:
Howie Zuefle has been part of the Cincinnati farm and food growing community since 2014 when he interned with the Civic Garden Center. Following this Howie worked for Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery, took a Permaculture Design course in 2016, and started Verdure Landscaping LLC, a native landscaping and education non-profit LLC, later in 2016. Howie is now into natural living/rewilding, wild food nutrition, and education while living in the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage.
Suellyn Shupe teaches Permaculture Design techniques with Cincinnati Permaculture Institute (CPI) She designed and established a food forest in conjunction with Imago and Urban Earth Farms (UEF) as well as on her own urban homestead.
Learn more here!