At 11:00 am, we will begin our work party planting living mulch at the base of trees and shrubs: comfrey root, sedum ice plants, musk strawberries, oregano, sorrel, sweet rocket, and feverfew. Bring a hori-hori knife or a garden trowel to punch holes through cardboard to plant. Expect to get your hands and knees dirty.
We will also be sheet mulching eastern boundary wild-edible hedgerow (200'x15) and far northern chestnut/elder row (200'x5'). This will require first spreading garden lime to lower soil acidity, laying cardboard, shoveling and raking compost and hog fuel mulch. Please bring shovels, hay forks, and/or rakes.
Light rain is predicted. Dress accordingly. We'll provide hot tea, drinks and snacks. We plan on finishing up at 2:00 pm or earlier.
The Woolley Food Forest is a 2-acre permaculture demonstration community food forest being planted in partnership with the Helping Hands Food Bank, the largest food bank in Skagit County. We will be providing education, food and skills to help build resiliency and evolve our community from surviving to thriving. Come join us! For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please plan on parking on road or at the neighboring cemetery on Wicker Rd. The field is sodden, and we don't wish to unnecessarily damage soils or get folks stuck in the mud.