Supporting Urban Agriculture – A Food Forest Expansion
FruitShare Barrie will be expanding Barrie’s Food Forest by planting 20 fruit trees and an herb garden in Sunnidale Park. Join us on Saturday, October 14th, 10 am at the Sunnidale Arboretum (on Sunnidale Rd near Cundles Rd).
There will be light refreshments and an apple-peeling contest!
The Sunnidale food forest site is the third location in Barrie’s Food Forest. This event is a celebration of our natural heritage to celebrate Canada’s 150th. In this space, you will find a variety of fruit trees like pears, plums and cherries, as well as heritage edibles like Saskatoon berries and apples.
Food forests benefit us all. Growing food in public spaces encourages healthy eating, and an active lifestyle. Fruit-picking is a great way to get out and meet your neighbours. Increasing the urban canopy with edible trees improves biodiversity and provides habitat for pollinators.
This food forest is for all of us. When the trees are mature, residents will be able to help themselves to any food that looks ready to eat. Just make sure to leave some for your neighbours!
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between FruitShare Barrie, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.