EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS
Edible Forest Gardens (EFGs) mimic woodland ecosystems using edible trees, shrubs, and other perennials. Fruit and nut trees make up the upper level, while berry shrubs and (mainly) edible perennials make up the lower levels. Once established, EFGs are relatively low maintenance and require no watering after the first year.
In 2017 and 2018, volunteers led by Sudbury Shared Harvest planted an 8,000 square foot Edible Forest Garden called the Delki Dozzi Community Food Forest (the terms Edible Forest Garden and Community Food Forest are more or less interchangeable, with the latter implying a larger size). To see the list of plants at the , check out our plant guide.
In 2019, volunteers worked together to establish two more EFGs, one at Elm West Playground and the other at École secondaire Hanmer, each about one-eighth as large as the EFG at Delki Dozzi. In the next five years, we hope to facilitate at least one EFG in each of Sudbury's wards. Locations for future projects will depend on various factors, including demonstrated commitment to long-term maintenance by people who live in the neighbourhood.
To get involved or if you have questions, please contact us: info (at) sudburysharedharvest.ca