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Smoothie and Harvest Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wetherby Park Edible Forest | directions

Bring family and friends for free smoothies made with fruit harvested from the Wetherby Edible Forest.

New Pioneer Food Co-op is donating ingredients for anything that is not harvested from the edible forest.

Edible Forest Tours

What is an “edible forest” and how can its design help you create a lower-maintenance landscape that provides food, beauty and habitat?

Tours of the Wetherby Edible Forest will be given where you will see elegant, nature-inspired design firsthand. You will come away with an understanding of how to arrange plants in a landscape of any size to maximize yields and space.

These plants and many more will be discussed:

  • Trees: Pear, apple, plum, cherry, peach, pawpaw
  • Shrubs: Bush cherry, aronia berry, gooseberry, hazelnut, honeyberry, elderberry
  • Herbs: Rhubarb, thyme, oregano, chamomile, chives, dandelion, plantain, French sorrel, self-heal, yarrow, comfrey, walking onion, anise hyssop, lovage (all ready to harvest!)

Handouts of the Wetherby Edible Forest design and plant list will be provided. View the design.

Food Forest TourFree Cherries and Aronia Berries

Bring bowls to harvest loads of aronia berries and bush cherries. Donate them to the smoothie-making cause or take them home for future munching.

Rhubarb, walking onions, chives, oregano, thyme, loveage, sorrel and other herbs are also free for harvest.

Worm Compost and Compost Tea

A worm composting bin will be on hand and you can take home some worms to start your own bin. We will also demonstrate how to make compost tea.

Splash Pad!

Bring the kids and enjoy the nearby Splash Pad of 15 crazy-fun water sprays.

What to Bring

Optional items to bring...

  • Reusable cup for sampling smoothies.
  • Buckets, bowls, or bags for harvested berries and herbs.
  • Friends and family.

Regenerative Landscapes

This event helps people learn how to create low-maintenance landscapes that contribute to our quality of life while enhancing our local ecosystems.

Learn about other regenerative landscape events.

Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to these wonderful sponsors and partners.
.Iowa City Parks and RecreationIowa Department of AgricultureNew Pioneer

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