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 work bees ~ please join us!
Sunday February 25, 1-3 pm
Sunday March 11, 1-3 pm
There is so much to do in the Food Forest this year! We’ll be expanding cages so the plants that are thriving can grow, grow, grow! We’ll also do a soil test and map out areas to start prepping for planting. 2018 is a very exciting year at the Food Forest- a year of garden benches, pollinator gardens, community building, bountiful fruits & berries and fragrant herbs.
There will be work for all ages & abilities. New to gardening? Welcome! Have experience you’d like to share with the community? Welcome!
- We will provide tools, gloves & a light snack.
- Please bring your water bottle.
- If the weather is miserable (high winds, really wet or ground really saturated), the work bee will be rescheduled via Facebook & email. If it looks doubtful out there, please check.
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.