In February, we lost a beautiful friend. Jonathan Aylward was a dreamer and a connector, always generous with his ideas, time, and company. He had an open way about him that invited easy closeness, and a quick sense of humor matched only by his deep sense of wonder at the world we share.

Jonathan was inspired by a vision of public food forests as meeting places, community hubs where people could kindle relationships both with one another, and with the plants whose histories and futures are interwoven with ours.

As a way of honoring Jonathan’s memory and carrying his vision forward, Edible Trails Project (co-founded by Jonathan), will be hosting two events this summer at the DeYoung Natural Area on Cherry Bend Road.

Celebration of Life for Jonathan Aylward

Date: Sunday, July 17

Time: 2pm, Save the date

Location: DeYoung Natural Area

Parking at DeYoungs is limited. Please consider parking at a nearby TART trailhead and biking or walking


Edible Trails Work Bee

Date: Sunday, May 22

Time: 2pm-5pm

Location: DeYoung Natural Area

Activities: Mulching paths and plantings, Weeding, Planting

Bring: Closed-toe shoes, work gloves, and water to drink

June 6th 2015: Free Public Concert Parade with Seth Bernard