Tending the Urban Forest
March 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
Learn about the Collard City Growers foodscape and how to care for our arboreal family, with professional arborists from the More Trees Cooperative.
***As health experts project we will continue to social distance into 2021, we’ll plan to wear masks.
Trees are amazing creatures. Like a fountain of life, they provide nourishment, habitat, shelter, materials, flowers, colors, and oxygen. They perform essential services like purifying the air and water. And they do it all for free! Trees on the Sanctuary’s campus produce delicious fruits, provide food for the chickens and protect them from predators, help offset the heat island effect of pavement, and look beautiful year round. Trees can thrive and propagate on their own, but a little loving tending can make the symbiotic relationship even stronger.
Collard City Growers is a volunteer-run food justice project where we connect arts and culture to growing a wealth of annuals and perennials including vegetables, medicinal herbs, natural dye plants, grains, and fruit trees. We share our homegrown harvest at neighborhood events that host hundreds of community members and passersby who come in search of nutrient dense food or “the best lettuce [they’ve] ever tasted.” During off-season, we share our harvest in the form of preserved greens, sauerkraut, pickles, and hot sauce.
**Snow date: Sunday, March 14th.**