Fruit Tasting and Food Forest Design Workshop

October 14, 2017 | Holyoke, MA | 9am to 4pm

Cost per person: $140

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Edible forest gardens mimic the structures and functions of natural ecosystems while producing food and other products, with an emphasis on low-maintenance perennial crops. Design and plant selection help provide fertility, control of weeds and pests, and more. Come for an introduction to this fascinating and delicious approach to food production.

  • Sample the season’s harvest of chestnuts, walnuts, hazels, kiwis, persimmons, pawpaws and more.
  • Tour the garden used as the case study in Edible Forest Gardens Volume II with its designer-managers
  • Visit Tripple Brook Farm, with over 600 low-maintenance fruits, nuts, bamboos, edible groundcovers, and hundreds of useful species from around the world and our own Northeast bioregion.
  • Learn from the successes and mistakes from the last decade
Here is an inspiring short video to get us excited for the event:

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens and Paradise Lot. He has studied permaculture and useful plants for twenty years.

Jonathan Bates, founder of Food Forest Farm and, co-designed and co-manages Paradise Lot with Eric Toensmeier. This example of an intensively managed edible forest garden has inspired hundreds of visitors.

Tripple Brook Farm has one of the nation’s finest collections of useful plants, with over 1,200 species on site. Founder Steve Breyer has decades of experience growing low-maintenance perennial food crops.


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