Wed, Jul 27|
Northern Plains Botanic Garden
EDIBLE FOREST TOUR
Tour with Jim Walla to learn more about fruiting trees and shrubs that can be grown in our region!
Time & Location
Jul 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Northern Plains Botanic Garden, 1211 28th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
About the Event
A free tour of the Edible Forest will be provided. We will walk along the loop trail around the orchard and discuss traits and care of the various kinds of fruiting trees and shrubs as we come to them. For ease of discussion, the tour group will be limited to about 20 people, so be sure to sign up (with number of people in your group) if you want to attend. To participate in either or both of the tours, please RSVP to register for each tour you want to attend or by email to Jim Walla at NorthernTrees@outlook.com. Please include the number of people in your group. The tour will start by the greenhouse to the northeast of the parking lot. Email Jim if you have questions.
***RAIN DATE: In case of inclement weather, the tour will be moved to the next day, Thursday, July 28 at 10 am.***
The Edible Forest is a demonstration orchard started in 2019 on the southeast corner of Yunker Farm in north Fargo. It is a project of the Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society (NPBGS), which runs solely on the kindness of volunteers and community builders. Its intent is two-fold. First, it will show the range of potential kinds of fruits and nuts that can be grown in our region. That is much more than you might think. There are more than 30 kinds of fruit trees and shrubs in the orchard, with nearly 100 cultivars and selections. Second, it will allow people to learn about the traits of each kind of plant and some of the specific care that will allow each to thrive and be most productive. The Edible Forest includes many of the usual types of fruit trees and shrubs, e.g., apples and raspberries. It also includes a number of fruit and nut trees that are much less commonly grown in our region, e.g., mulberries, shipova, hickory, seedless table grapes, hazelnuts, blackberries, and currants. After two full growing seasons in the orchard, most of the plants are developing nicely.
Edible Forest tours will be held at least monthly from now into fall, depending on interest. Some will be on Saturdays and some during the week. Special tours for groups can be arranged or if accommodations for your group are needed let us know.
For more information, download our Edible Forest Guide here .