Workshop: an introduction to fruit tree guilds

We’re building an edible forest garden here at Lakeside! And the foundational building block of our edible forest is going to be fruit tree guilds. We’re planning apple, pear, cherry, plum, persimmon, pawpaw and jujube fruit tree guilds (to name a few).

A fruit tree guild is an edible plant community with a fruit (or nut) tree at the centre.

Fruit tree guild workshop

Learn how to combine multi-functional plant species in layers to create a beautiful plant community that not only provides you with food, but supports pollinators and birds, stores water, improves soil fertility, increases pest resistance and captures carbon.  

Join us at Lakeside Community Garden during Loving Spoonful’s Community Garden Open House Day

Location: Lakeside Community Garden
Date: Saturday September 21st
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Get involved

This is the first of a series of workshops on permaculture, forest gardening and regenerative agriculture that we’ll be offering at Lakeside.

If you’re interested in helping build an edible forest garden at Lakeside or want to be on our mailing list for future workshops email