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Wisconsin Food Forests

Mon December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Wisconsin Food Forests

Mon December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emily and Madelon from Wisconsin Food Forests will discuss food forests with WORT listeners: what they are, why we should plant them, their benefits, and why you should care.
Top 10 Reasons to Plant a Food Forest:
  1. A forest is one of earth’s most stable ecosystems, and if we can mimic this ecosystem with edible species we get all of the ecological benefits of a forest plus food.

  2. Perennial gardens don’t disturb the soil regularly like annual gardens do. Rather, they continually enrich soil with organic matter as leaves fall and plants die back for the winter. 

  3. The food forest model can help to restore land, biodiversity, and habitat while creating an edible yield.

  4. Plants such as comfrey, valerian, dandelion, nettles, yarrow, linden trees, and others known to accumulate sub-soil nutrients have very deep tap roots that reach deep into the soil and bring up minerals.

  5. They attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.

  6. With their biodiversity, they are less likely to attract pests.

  7. The layers of a food forest work in synergy to protect plants and grow together.

  8. They provide habitat for wildlife.

  9. They sequester carbon.

  10. They are beautiful.

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