McLaughlin Meadows Food Forest

What is a Food Forest?

When we were first planning the High River Community Gardens we wanted to include something for the whole community. Of course our gardeners benefit from having a plot but how can we also benefit the rest of the people in High River.

The Food Forest is our answer. Each garden has reserved part of the land to plant perennial fruit trees, shrubs and vines as well as perennial herbs and flowers.

The Plan at McLaughlin

This is our base plan for the food forest in the garden. We have a challenging site here as our overall garden is quite narrow. We are looking at using the fence as a support for a good chunk of what we are about to grow.

Our Initial Plan for the McLaughlin Meadows Food Forest

Getting Involved

On Saturday April 29th we had a meeting of the clan in the garden. It was so great to see so many people turn out.

As you can see we have a solid draft plan for planting our forest. But now that we're on the ground and starting to search for plants we'll be tweaking it.

Peter, Daniel, Volkmar and Leslie are going to meet to refine the plan and find sources for the plant materials that we're going to be looking for. Peter will be taking the lead for organizing the actual physical work for our food forest, Volkmar is our soil man, and Leslie will act as the paper work queen.

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, plants you want to donate or just want to get in touch with us, use this form to connect.

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It was great to have so many people willing to help with planting day. We'll get the logistics in order, stake out the site, order and pick up or have the plants delivered, and check the longer range weather forecast to select a weekend for the actual planting day. Watch your email and this website for details.

Until then see you in the garden!

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