North Country Food Alliance has launched a fundraiser to build the Edible Edmund Alley, a mini-forest garden that will be planted along an alley that intersects Edmund Avenue in a high-traffic area of St. Paul. Native fruit trees and shrubs such as juneberries, wild plums, and currants will be planted on this parcel. As the garden grows it will become a site for foraging workshops, as well as a source of free fruit for the community.
This garden will serve the needs of the community by:
- Providing free educational opportunities to get involved in the process of planting and maintaining fruit trees and perennials.
- Offering donation-based foraging workshops that explain how to identify, harvest, and prepare wild foods.
- Creating a location where passersby will be free to pick the edibles.
- Donating fruits to the Keystone Community Food Shelf based in the neighborhood.
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