Guelph Community Food Forest

Location

The food forest is located in University Village Park, 91 Ironwood Rd. in Guelph. This project will design, implement and maintain Guelph’s first Urban Demonstration Food Forest.

What is a Food Forest?

Food forest gardens can be described simply as a mixture of multi-purpose plants that mimic structures of a woodland ecosystem with the goals to achieve a state of abundant diverse yields with minimal external inputs or maintenance.

Purpose of this project

The purpose of this project is to plan, design, implement, and use a demonstration food forest for education purposes on topics of food security, urban green space design, water management, pollinator habitat and natural heritage.