Food Forest UNM

Lobo Gardens would like to give a big THANK-YOU to the UNM Physical Plant department and Mary Elizabeth Clark, UNM Sustainability Studies Manager! Students are thrilled about the opportunity to plant a food forest on campus, and it is because of your support we can do so! Thanks Again!

“A Food Forest is a gardening technique or land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.  Fruit and nut trees are the upper level, while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials and annuals.  Companions or beneficial plants are included to attract insects for natural pest management while some plants are soil amenders providing nitrogen and mulch.  Together they create relationships to form a forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance”.-Beacon Food Forest

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