Fairfield Food Forest
The Fairfield Food Forest is located in Porter Park, near the intersection of Kipling and Thurlow. (See map here.)
Come by and see what our hard working Garden Committee has been up to!
Facebook: Fairfield Community Gardens https://www.facebook.com/groups/839239216195711/
Food Forest Events
Sunday, July 23rd, 6-8 pm we are hosting a community dinner. Weather permitting, this will be a picnic style salad bar, served up at or near the forest. This is an awesome opportunity to welcome community into the forest & educate community members about our project.
Wednesday, September 20th 5-7pm Work Party: “Pizza and Clean-up”
Join us from 5-7pm at the Food Forest to clean up the garden in time for Fall Fairfield! Pizza & tools will be provided.
Saturday, October 28th 10-12am “Jack-o-lantern Family Fun”
Tickets: $20/family or $10/Caregiver & Child
Join us from to carve a Jack-o-lantern, make a fun Halloween craft & enjoy a little treat! This event will be a fundraiser for understory plants at the Fairfield Community Food Forest. Location- Food Forest in Porter Park or The Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow Rd), depending on weather.
In our spring/summer planning, we are looking for help with a few specific tasks and wanted to spread the word. Here is a short description of these- please get in touch if you can help out!
1) Step repair- anybody experienced with masonry? Scotty has identified a repair job at the steps. These steps are a wonderful feature of the garden and need a little mortar and TLC.
2) Signage– we’re hoping to have a template designed that is 1/2 of the size of the current cage signs. This will make them less vulnerable in the wind, and would reduce the cost of laminating. We’re going to try a UV protected stronger lamination this time around. If you have graphic design skills and would be willing to take this on, I can provide you with files to get the project started! This could be perfect for a student project as well.
Please contact the group of you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions or concerns.