In addition to Project Food Forest’s work partnering with other public and private projects, we operate a demonstration site in Luverne, MN.
Prairie Ally Outdoor Center provides education, recreation, food, and habitat through an alliance of restored prairie, wetlands, food forest, and annual gardens. The site is intended to be inclusive and community driven.
The food forest is open to the public daily, dawn to dusk, for anyone to explore and harvest on their own. Guided tours of the entire 5 acre property are offered Thursdays at 6pm June-August or can be scheduled by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-951-0227.
Check out details and photos of each section of the property here: Prairie Ally – Project Food Forest
This year is a busy one! We are so happy to announce that two more wonderful hosts are installing food forests on their properties that they will be sharing opportunities to engage with to different degrees. Beyond these two sites, we have consulted with MANY more throughout the region this year who are installing or considering edible landscaping!
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Private property owners are installing all kinds of wonderful healing features on their property in central Minnesota. One of them is a food forest. The location is currently being kept private.
This food forest will be installed in two main phases and will focus on healing for its visitors while also providing food and wildlife habitat. It will feature 46 fruit trees, 103 fruiting and flowering shrubs and over 100 different species of herbaceous plants. Here’s what it will look like.
Elicia Kortus and the board at Reclaim Community are installing the first stage of a food forest on the property of the old school in Jasper, MN, which this group tirelessly saved from demolition. The food forest is one of many exciting plans this group has in store for this property. You can read more about their work on their website.
This food forest will be installed over two years and will include 22 fruit trees, 118 fruiting shrubs, and around 75 species of herbaceous plants. They hope to add more in later years including more permaculture and community gardens. Here’s a look at the design.
What is a Food Forest?
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.