Trees that Feed Conference: Landscaping with Fruit and Nut Trees for Community Health
Appalachian Sustainable Development's Trees that Feed Conference will be held at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, VA on November 23, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. All conference workshops will focus on edible landscaping with fruit and nut trees. A local breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Stir Fry Group.
The day will start off with a keynote by Bill Whipple on Edible Food Forests. Bill has been running a small no spray commercial pear orchard in WV for 25 years. On the side, he works as a community volunteer initiating and coordinating 5 edible parks in Asheville, NC. Bill also started the Buncombe fruit and nut club and owns a 1/2 acre urban permaculture site.
Various workshops will be held throughout the day. Topics will include Design and Tree Selection, Planting and Maintenance, and Utilization and Marketing of fruit and nut trees. Additional speakers will include David Richert, certified forester and certified arborist with 12 years of experience managing public and private forests, and Appalachian Sustainable Development's Sustainable Forestry staff- Emily Lachniet, Denise Peterson and Katie Commender.
After being inspired to create an edible landscape of your own, stop by our vendor tables and purchase edible fruit and nut trees from local nurseries. Catalogs will also be available.
Whether you live in an urban setting with limited space or a rural area with several acres, this conference will inspire you to create an edible landscape that fosters community health, environmental well-being and economic prosperity. We hope to see you there!
Waldo Miles Sugar Hollow Park Complex (View)
3600 Lee Hwy
Bristol, VA 24202
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