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Food Forestry and Regenerative Gardening

“A Food Forest is a human-designed, edible forest ecosystem. Imagine wandering through a flourishing forest where almost every plant is edible...” say Melissa and Teague Cullen, the organic farmers behind the Winslow Food Forest, located here in Portland.

Food Forestry is the practice of growing and maintaining intentionally designed ecosystems focusing on perennial food-producing plants and their companions. Join us as Melissa and Teague highlight some of the methods and practicalities of installing and working with these systems to fit the growers’ needs.  As certified permaculture designers, Melissa and Teague have designed, installed, and managed food forests throughout the Pacific Northwest. They operate a micro plant nursery, a small produce Harvest Share, and offer their edible landscape design services to Portland area residents.