Get your tickets at this link by noon on February 14th: Grow Your Garden Raffle Bundle | Project Food Forest (Powered by Donorbox)
$5 per entry or $20 for five
Enter this fun raffle to win EVERYTHING you need to support your garden or fruit tree guild this spring – PLUS, all of the money helps support Project Food Forest’s mission of empowering people to feed themselves through agroforestry, edible landscaping, and education.
The $300 value bundle includes the following:
-‘The Home Scale Forest Garden’ book
-‘All New Square Foot Gardening’ book
-‘Designing Regenerative Cultures book’
-Project Food Forest resources
-$75 Gift certificate for native plants from SDSU’s Native Plant Initiative nursery
-6 veggie or herb starts from Nom Nom Gardens
-Some of our favorite gardening tools
-One on one consultation with a Master Gardener
-Admission to Garden Planning workshop in Luverne, MN on March 2nd
Get your tickets today! Love to Grow Expo ’23 at Take 16 Tickets, Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
Love to Grow is intended to educate the public about edible and native plants; where to source them, how to plant and care for them, and the impacts of ecologically-minded land care. The educational opportunities during the event will aim to enrich each individual’s interest in gardening and edible landscaping. Additionally, enjoy socializing with regional hobbyists and experts alike.
The venue is located one block from our demonstration site, Prairie Ally, and offers a warm and welcoming setting.
We will be hosting three educational speakers followed by a social hour.
- Robin Buterbaugh of South Dakota State University’s Native Plant Initiative on “Permaculture Food Forests as Modern Day Victory Gardens;”
- Sam Kezar of Aspen Arboriculture Solutions on “Maximizing Urban Tree Health for Optimum Production;”
- Dan and Megan Eisenvos of IronFox Farm on “Engaging Kids in the Garden”
The event will also host several vendor tables with locally produced goods and educational materials.
A beautiful charcuterie spread featuring locally grown ingredients along with coffee and tea is included in the ticket price. Take 16 beverages will be available for purchase.
We still have sponsorship opportunities available! Please email info [at] projectfoodforest.org for more information.
UPDATE: Position Filled
Seeking a Community Forestry Member!
Join the global fight for a healthy climate as a Community Forestry Member with Climate Impact Corps (an AmeriCorps partner)!
Project Food Forest is looking for people to give their time and talent to help our community mitigate and prepare for climate change.
As part of the Community Forestry Initiative, you’ll work towards preserving and increasing Minnesota’s tree canopy. From tree planting to outreach and education, Community Forestry Members create a positive impact on our planet and the well-being of Minnesota communities.
Community Forestry Members may choose to serve full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time (25 hours/week), and there are opportunities to begin service in August, October or January.
Perks as a Member
- Receive a stipend every two weeks (equivalent to $15/hr)
- Earn up to $6,495 for tuition or student loans.
- Qualify for free individual health insurance (full-time) and child care assistance (based on family size and income)..
Apply online today, to begin serving in August. Community Forestry Member – Project Food Forest in Luverne, Minnesota | Careers at Project Food Forest (icims.com)
You can also learn more at ampact.us/community-forestry. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call 866.859.2825.
Love to Grow Expo in person and virtual event!
Think spring! Come celebrate with area leaders in vegetable, edible perennial, and native gardening.
Speakers, educational and vendor booths, specialty brews and teas, gourmet appetizers.
Saturday, January 22nd, 1-5pm, Take 16 Brewery Events, Luverne, MN
Tickets: Love to Grow Expo at Take 16 Tickets, Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
An educational fundraiser for Project Food Forest.
New web page for our demonstration and education Site, Prairie Ally!
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 [email protected] or 605-951-0227.
Check out details and photos of each section of the property here: Prairie Ally – Project Food Forest
We are helping two new sites install food forests this 2021!
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.
Creating resilient, healthy communities with permaculture.
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.
We empower people to feed themselves through agroforestry, edible landscaping, and education.
Our goal is to encourage, empower, and equip people to plant and care for edible plants all over. We intend to do this by planting public food forests, designing low-maintenance edible landscapes for clients, and educating through classes.
How you can help
You can help by converting a little or a lot of your own property to sustainable edible landscaping, volunteering at our public food forests, or by making a tax-deductible donation.