April Food Forest Sunday Coffee
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
Rhizosphere: carrots, tubers
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