Forest Garden Workshop


Learn how you can produce what you need from a garden that resembles a forest.

On Saturday, March 22, from 10 am – 12 pm, Lincoln Smith will provide a workshop on forest gardens. A forest garden is a garden modeled on a natural woodland. Working with a natural model, a forest garden creates an ecosystem that is low maintenance while providing food and other valuable resources that are used in daily life.

In an era when people have strained the world’s ecosystems to meet their needs, a forest garden provides a critical combination of benefits for people and planet: cleaning water, building soil, and providing a bounty of food and supplies. Come learn about some of the plants and practices of this exciting way of gardening and eating. You’ll receive a list of forest garden plants and a forest garden planning worksheet.

Lincoln Smith graduated from Bryn Athyn College in 2003 and now runs Forested, a forest garden company in Bowie, Maryland: He is passionate about production ecosystems, and brings a background in agronomic science and sustainable landscape design. He helps landowners in the eastern US create forest gardens through consultation and through training at the 10-acre Forested demonstration garden. He is working on making and marketing acorn foods.

The program is 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Doering Center, Room 119.