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.
Farm Stand Produce
Field to Family will host a Farm Stand that offers free fresh, locally-grown foods, prepared food samples and information on food preparation.
Monarch Garden Tours
Tour the monarch garden established on June 3. Learn how it was designed and established so you can create monarch habitat in your own landscape.
Free seeds to grow monarch-supporting plants will be provided.
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.
Free Cherries, Aronia Berries and Rhubarb
Bring bowls to harvest loads of aronia berries, bush cherries and rhubarb. Donate them to the smoothie-making cause or take them home for future munching.
Walking onions, chives, oregano, thyme, loveage, sorrel and other herbs are also free for harvest.
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.
Growing Hope Event Series
This event helps people learn how to cultivate food, habitat and healing in the garden.
Learn about a wide variety of other family-friendly Growing Hope events.
Sponsors and Partners
Thank you to these wonderful sponsors and partners. Please frequent their stores, services and websites.