Garden Club of Taos

April Food Forest Sunday Coffee

Planting Begins

The Fechin Food Forest - $4,000

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, in partnership with Lettuce Grow Farms and Education Center will develop the Fechin Food Forest to inspire and engage the public in permaculture and the cultivation of healthy, free food for the public.  The goal of the food forest is to engage families, school groups and visitors of all backgrounds in observing, appreciating and cultivating these precious food sources and sharing their produce.

The garden produces fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and fungi in a layered forest.  It will attract bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators.  It will include a beehive, which will provide honey.  All food is free to the public for harvesting.  The layers of the food forest are:

Canopy:standard fruit trees, large nut trees, oask and pecans

Sub-canopy:  semi-dwarf fruit trees, sugar maple

Shrubs:  dwarf fruit trees, serviceberry, hazel

Bushes:  currents, brambles, red raspberries

Grasses:  cane grass, bamboo, pampass

Herbs:  basil, sage, rosemary, thyme

Climbers and vines:  grapes, kiwis

Ground cover:  strawberries

Fungi:  mushrooms

Rhizosphere:  carrots, tubers

Click here to read final report.

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