November 13, 2023, speaker meeting of the Silver Spring Garden Club features a talk on "Cultivating Connection Through Forest Gardening."
The November 13, 2023, speaker meeting of the Silver Spring Garden Club features a talk on “Cultivating Connection Through Forest Gardening.” Forest Gardening is a framework for cultivating food, medicine, fuel, habitat for wildlife and more in a regenerative manner that models natural forest ecosystems. It also empowers us to develop a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us by providing the opportunity to become co-creators with mother Earth. The forest gardening movement also pushes the needle forward in regards to fostering a more holistic cultural mythos that recognizes the innate interconnectedness between human beings and the land around us. By incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, mushrooms, perennial vegetables, animals and other features into our landscapes we can play a part in restoring health to our local ecosystems and building resilience for our communities while reducing the burden on “conventional” (industrial) agriculture to meet all of our nutr