On Thursday, July 17, Michelle Czolba, Pittsburgh Permaculture LLC, Matt Peters, and Jim McCue hosted 60 students from the Hazelwood Center of Life Summer Camp at the food forest. The children were ages six through twelve and had a blast checking out the bugs, unripe pears and plums, herbs, and more.
We were able to walk through the forest, describing the roles that bees and bugs play, seasonality of fruits, and how to make pizza using plants we are growing in the food forest. The kids loved the oregano and especially the garlic! Spearmint was also a big hit.
Our strawberries, cherries, and mulberries are done fruiting for the year. Pears, plums, currants, and peaches are not fully ripened and so there was no fruit for the visit. But there are tons of other herbs, vegetables, and native plants and everybody seemed pretty excited about their favorite vegetables.
If you would like to schedule a group at the food forest or are interested in having us out to speak with your group, contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.531.1100
If you want to volunteer at the food forest, we meet every Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm to sunset.
peace + blessings,