ENCM's McCoy Cooperative Garden, we are creating edible plant “neighborhoods” that demonstrate interconnection in a way that shows a healthy and abundant plant community as well as serving as a metaphor for healthy and abundant communities of neighbors working cooperatively together. Would you like to learn about edible forest gardening with us?

Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodlandlike patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. (Dave Jacke, http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/about_gardening)

Please join us on Saturday, June 30, 9-11 am, for a Food Forest Gardening: Perennial Food Production Systems workshop with Jeremy Lekich of Nashville Foodscapes.

Jeremy Lekich, Owner of Nashville Foodscapes, whose mission is to reconnect people with their food source by growing food where they live, will lead us as we learn about the sustainability, abundance, and richness of this way of growing edibles.

More about Jeremy: http://nashvillefoodscapes.com/team.html Also, listen to the recent WPLN story here: http://nashvillefoodscapes.com/news/2012/05/28/wpln-story/.

When: Saturday June 30, 9:00am-11:00am
Where: ENCM McCoy Cooperative Garden, 807 Main St., Nashville 37206
Rain or shine! We can go indoors if there's rain.

Let us know you're attending in the comment section at http://growingourfuture.blogspot.com/.

Our garden workshops are donation-based, with the proceeds going to our community garden program. Our workshop leaders are providing a service to the community by teaching us about what they love to do. We are thankful for their donation of time and enthusiasm.

Upcoming workshop: Wild Edible & Medicinal Herbs -- Liz Meeks, July 28th

The garden crew is looking forward to seeing you.

Hilary -- Garden Coordinator & Educator
Trent -- Garden Site Manager