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Imagine our public spaces full of plants that produce an abundance of fresh, delicious food each year—edible forest landscapes of fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and more. Imagine kids, adults, local businesses, and organizations all working and learning together to repair the ecosystem while increasing access to local, sustainable food. The Edible Trails Project exists to facilitate this transformation. 10665174_540437616091397_3863241588044670107_n - Copy In 2014, we planted two educational public forest gardens thanks to the collective energy and funding of local residents, non-profits, and businesses. Now YOU can join in the fun and support the creation and growth of public forest gardens throughout Traverse City and our whole region. Take a look at our ‘Adopt a Forest Garden’ program for more information.


10 months ago

Edible Trails Project

The DeYoung edible trail is wild and green. American plums, currants, gooseberries, saskatoons, nanking cherry, rhubarb, strawberries, yarrow are growing up slowly but surely! ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

Edible Trails Project

Fruit Tree Workshop- Grow Benzie Farm SeriesMay 9, 2017, 6:00pmGrow BenzieWhat?
Grow Benzie Farm Series: Fruit Tree Grafting & Propagation. Participants will learn how to propagate fruit trees and bushes at Grow Benzie's perennial fruit propagation workshop. We'll cover the basics of grafting and rooting cuttings and you'll go home with two of your own grafted apple trees. The skills can be used to propagate nuts and ornamental plants as well. Guest presenter, Brenin Wertz-Roth, has worked in agriculture and horticulture for most of his life, from commercial cherry farms in Northern Michigan to a permaculture homestead in Northern Washington. This season he is farming land at the Historic Barns property in Traverse City.

Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added producers, small business owners

Tuesday, May 9th, from 6-8:00pm

Sponsored by the USDA-Risk Management Agency and in partnership with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, this workshop aims to share knowledge with producers to increase their viability and reduce financial, production, and marketing risks. Grow Benzie's goal is to deepen relationships between organizations, farmers, and the community.

How Much?
$15 per person (2 scholarships available: RSVP 231-882-9510)

Grow Benzie: 5885 Frankfort Highway (M115), Benzonia, 49616
Questions: 231-882-9510
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