River-Friendly & Edible Yard Planting!

april29b-1Join Val Hermann, local permaculturist and founder of The Food Park Project, and the NFLT team as we create a river-friendly and edible yard at our office in Riverside!

We believe it is important to be good stewards of the envrionment in all realms of our work. By planting a garden, we can not only save water by incorporating native plants and catching rainwater, but attract pollinators and birds to encourage a healthy and diverse ecology in our urban area.

A garden is a place of serenity and joy, and also bounty. We will plant edibles, including fruit trees and herbs, to make teas and snacks for employees and visitors. We are proud to support the efforts of our partners, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, in following their lead on water-saving tactics to benefit our river and estuaries, as well as The Food Park Project in growing edible gardens in our region. To find out more about how you can help save water, increase wildlife habitat, and grow more food in your own home or office, visit the River-Friendly page on the St. Johns Riverkeeper website, and The Food Park Project online.

To learn in action from Val Hermann herself, please join us as we implement this project. We have two plantings scheduled and will also need ongoing gardening support and help putting up gutters and a rain barrel. Contact Genevieve at gfletcher@northfloridalandtrust.org if you’d like to help!

April 30 & May 21, 2015
10:00am – Noon
2038 Gilmore Street
Jacksonville, FL. 32204