Have you ever heard of an Edible Forest Gardens?
Would you know how to create a Forest Garden?
Picture yourself in a forest where almost everything around you is food. …An edible forest garden is a perennial polyculture of multi-purpose plants. Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier
Focused on National Forest Week September 24 – September 30,. 2017. The Canadian Forestry Association states that the theme this year is Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future Celebrating Canada’s Forests!
What kind of stories do Saskatoon Forests tell? Do you think any of Saskatoon’s Forests are Edible Forest Gardens?
What do you know of Trembling Aspen, Colorado Blue Spruce, American Elm, Buffaloberry, Snowberry, Scots Pine, or Balsam Poplar? Would any of these stately trees and bushes ever have an edible quality to them? Historically, or in contemporary time what would be the answer examining a forest of such trees as an edible forest garden?
Edible forest gardens, indeed do readily comprise the Saskatoon berry, high bush and low bush cranberry, the pincherry, the raspberry, wild strawberry, the rosehip, and the chokecherry. But trees? The Balsam Poplar, could it ever be a part of an edible forest garden? Would anyone survive on a tree in the middle of any old forest in the dead cold of winter?
What a story might be told.. a Saskatoon Forest Story for this year’s National Forest Week embracing Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future Celebrating Canada’s Forests! Check out the local grassroots initiative!
The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”. Please and thank you!