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Brantford to offer free Food Forest and Permaculture presentation

City of BrantfordBrantford to offer free Food Forest and Permaculture presentation

Brantford, in partnership with Wild Craft Permaculture and Brantford Food Forest, will be hosting a free presentation on Food Forests and Permaculture on Monday, November 14, 2022.

“The Brantford Food Forest is excited to collaborate with the City of Brantford and offer another great way to assist locally with food security,” said Rachael Sawczuk, Lead Facilitator and Co-Founder of the Brantford Food Forest.  “Volunteers will benefit from the opportunity to socialize outdoors and meet new neighbours.”

To celebrate #YearoftheGarden, this free presentation will help residents learn how to create their own edible forest garden. Jessica Robertson, an expert in Wild Craft Permaculture and designer of the Brantford Food Forest, will share her knowledge on how to create your own productive and edible forest garden that is not only beautiful, but easy to care for once it is established. Information will also be shared on how to get involved in Brantford’s public Food Forest and learn about the benefits that food forests and permaculture bring to a community.

“Access to healthy affordable food is becoming challenging for many. Public Food Forests like the one in Parson’s Park, not only provides free food for volunteers, but teach people the skills to harvest from their own yards,” said Jessica Robertson, Owner, Designer and volunteer at Wild Craft Permaculture and Lead Designer at United Designers International. “There are many perennial plants that require little care yet continue to provide food from year-to-year. These can be incorporated into private spaces and public landscapes to enhance food security.”

The Food Forest and Permaculture presentation takes place on Monday, November 14, 2022 at the Brantford Public Library Main Branch, located at 173 Colborne Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

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