Nanabush Food Forest Stories

Forest Garden Workshop in Perth on Sept 26, 2015


If you are interested in setting up your own food forest, please check out this workshop put on by the Eastern Ontario Permaculture Institute in Perth: Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 09:30 - 17:30Location: Perth, ONCost: sliding scale $70-$90 Looks like it will be a great way to get started!

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Tomato Season Arrives!

tomato canning vegetables

Well, the long awaited tomato tumult arrived! The taste of summer with fresh tomatoes at every meal but what to do with all those extra tomatoes? Preserve them of course! The results are a spectacular deep red, and will bring that taste of summer back all winter long. Pasta and tomato sauce, a comfort food and a kid's favourite. Soups, hot sauces, and even a very nice tomato curry to savour on those cold nights.  Enjoy!  ! 

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2015 Forest Photos


So many folks interested in a forest of food!  I've added some additional photos from throughout this 2015 year.  It is very hard to capture the whole view of the forest, so many photos celebrate individual plants.  Once the bulk of harvest is complete, tune in for some more discussion about forest design.

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Black Walnuts revisited

fruit nuts vegetables

Seems like only yesterday, I was processing buckets and buckets of black walnuts, testing the structural integrity of double layers of heavy rubber gloves...  This year promises to be similar as those tasty little buggers will soon start dropping en masse.  Thanks to Giacomo Panico from CBC radio for coming over to visit our base camp food forest and try out one of my favourite recipes to use them in, the scrumptious Black Walnut & Lentil burgers with Sour Cherry Salsa.  It was a lot of fun to tour him through the chaos and wonder of a 4 year old...

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Upcoming Tomato Tumult


We are very excited to report that the wild food forest tomatoes that have to date received no irrigation, weeding or general attention are LOADED with fruit!  One of the prettiest is the lovely Indigo Rose tomato, which upon readiness sports a deep black exterior, with a rich red to purple interior flesh.  Yum! 

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