We work to fill Sioux Falls with edible plants.
1 in 8 individuals in Minnehaha County are food insecure, lacking quality filling meals.
A new public food forest will be breaking ground in Luverne, Minnesota this spring (2018)! The host, Kim Rockman, has been working very hard planning and coordinating the effort, which will be part of a larger conservation program on their property. Here is a look at what’s to come at the Prairie Ally Public Food Forest. Look forward to coming volunteer opportunities for both this site and the Spirit of Peace site this spring and summer.
We have successfully planted our first public food forest in Sioux Falls at Spirit of Peace UCC! We have also added to a food forest on private property outside of town that will become public once it has begun fruiting. We simply could not have done all of this without all the amazing support we have received. Thank you so much to:
Spirit of Peace UCC for hosting the first public food forest in Sioux Falls
Pro Tree Service for dropping mulch for us
Champion Tree Service – Sioux Falls, SD for moving mulch for us
Beth and Matt Jensen and Glean for Good for being champions, loaning equipment, volunteering, and supporting us
City of Sioux Falls for rain barrels (We’ll use those rain barrels at the next one!)
All of our wonderful donors
Our awesome board members
All of our amazing volunteers
Coacher Construction Rebecca and Kieth Coacher for loaning equipment, volunteering, and supporting us
Kidtopia Toy Store for boxes for sheet mulching (stay tuned, we may schedule a sheet mulching party!)
Seed Savers Exchange for seeds for another food forest outside of town (details to come)
The Pinning Place Studios for donations of maker space and materials
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation for a much needed grant
David Heinold for making us a compost bin from pallets
Brick Photography for photographing the planting event at Spirit of Peace UCC.
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Designed to operate as an ecosystem, a food forest focuses on trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, and self-seeding annuals that, once established, will need only a little help from people to be very productive.