Food Forest

Get Your Hands Dirty Learning Environmental Resilience in an Outdoor Garden.

Where Learning Is Cultivated

Explore a new outdoor living classroom and gain hands-on experience in regenerative gardening. In partnership with Thrive Lot, enjoy a tropical urban environment that’s been transformed into an edible permaculture garden with more than 50 species of tropical fruit trees and medicinal plants. Learn how this effort combats climate change and discover how to grow your own backyard edible landscape!

Food and Medicinal Plants

There's More to Nature Than You Ever Knew

Learn how to grow food and medicinal plants in your own backyard! Get your hands “dirty” learning about the benefits of plant types and species.

    Taste Nature

    The World Around Us is Delicious!

    Food Forest Tours with Tastings are for all ages and designed to reconnect you with our wild, living world.

      Earn Service Hours Volunteering

      Dig in to Learning that Benefits You and Your Community

      Earn service hours in our Food Forest and go home with cuttings and seeds to start a garden of your own! Contact a volunteer on site to learn more. 

        Build Environmental Resilience

        Learn about permaculture and how creating your own backyard food forest can fight climate change and build resilient communities.

        Gardening Grows

        Learn about the health benefits of backyard gardening.

        Learn About Nature’s Medicine

        Explore ethnobotany and see how plants have been used as natural remedies for thousands of years.

        Explore Unknown Fruit

        Discover tropical fruit species, some of which you may have never seen before!

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