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Fruits of the City teaches “Edible Landscapes” at Gordon Parks High School

July 20, 2012

This Tuesday, the 24th of July, Fruits of the City will be hosting a class at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul entitled “Creating the Edible Landscape.”  The class is part of our ongoing series of educational classes geared towards empowering community members with the knowledge and resources to best care for their fruit trees and gardens – helping to ensure high quality harvests that are bountiful enough to share with those in need.  This month’s class will be in conjunction with Gordon Park’s High School’s Environmental Art Design class and will take place between 8:45 AM and 10:35 AM in the Art Room.  Fruits of the City is thrilled to be able to bring this lecture to Gordon Parks and their students.  However, a limited number of seats are available to the greater community through advanced registration online at ediblelandscape.eventbrite.com .

Creating the Edible Landscape will help you learn to design a yard that is pleasing to the eye and pleasing to the palate.  In this class we will discuss how to incorporate many different edible plants into your landscape attractively and productively. We will discuss possibilities of different trees, shrubs, and perennials that are as delicious as they are beautiful. Discover which varieties really work for this zone and hear about some of the favorites of Arboretum landscape gardener Jeffrey Johnson.

Our presenter Jeffrey Johnson is a Landscape Gardener with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota.  He is a woody plants specialist maintaining the trees and shrubs collections throughout the public cultivated areas in the Arboretum’s 1125 acres.

Tuesday, July 24th 2012
8:45 AM – 10:35 AM 
Gordon Parks High School (Art Room)
1212 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN

Interesting in attending?  Register online at ediblelandscape.eventbrite.com or contact fruits@mnproject.org – 651-789-3321.

Suggested donation of $20.

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