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Antioch College
The Antioch College food forest, located on the Antioch Farm, includes locust, plum and pawpaw trees,  hazelnut bushes, jostaberries, wild chives and more, including this oregano. Take a tour on July 17. (Photo from antiochcollege.org)

The Antioch College food forest, located on the Antioch Farm, includes locust, plum and pawpaw trees, hazelnut bushes, jostaberries, wild chives and more, including this oregano. Take a tour on July 17. (Photo from antiochcollege.org)

Tour the Antioch food forest

A tour of the newly planted food forest on the Antioch Farm will be held Thursday, July 17, 7–8 p.m. The forest consists of 100 fruit trees, and the tour will feature discussion of the forest’s design, soil improvement and creating the forest’s swales. Those attending may meet at the Antioch Ampthitheater, located at 920 Corry St., and walk to the food forest, or meet at the site, near the corner of Allen Street and Rice Road, at 7:15 p.m. All ages are welcome. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled.

According to the Antioch College website: “The food forest at the Antioch Farm includes edible trees, shrubs, berries and herbs in a natural forest-like environment … Unlike monocultures, or plantings of just one type of crop, a food forest takes advantage of the ecological growing patterns of plants in nature.” The food forest includes a variety of trees, shrubs, berries and herbs, including walnut, apple, fig, black berry, asparagus and spearmint, among others.

For more information, call 477-8654.

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