Grow Your Own Food Forest

Seattle Farm School is excited to partner with the Community Orchard of West Seattle and Beacon Food Forest volunteers Kimberly Leeper and Jacqueline Cramer to offer this hands on class!

Learn how to incorporate fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, and flowers by mimicking a forest. This class will take you beyond planting annuals to incorporating trees, shrubs, and perennials that bear fruit year after year. Key food forest concepts, basic site preparation steps, and examples of plants to create your own food forest will be covered. You’ll have a hands-on stewardship opportunity to sheet mulch and see a variety of plants that you can use for your own food forest.

Please bring a notepad & pen, work gloves, close-toed shoes and prepare for rain or shine!


Kimberly Leeper has 15 years of education experience with kids and adults.  She is passionate about educating the community on how to create more sustainable gardens for people and wildlife through her 10 yr. old landscaping business, Mariposa Naturescapes.  Kimberly specializes in permaculture design of, and education about, edible gardens/food forest; native plants; and plants for pollinators. She is an active volunteer at Beacon Food Forest and Organizer for Seattle Permaculture Meetup.

Jacqueline Cramer has been working on the land for over 25 years as a farmer, educator, community organizer, land use planner, designer, and landscape gardener. She is driven by a passion to tend the earth and to help make our homes, communities, and planet a nurturing place to live. She is co-founder of, and education program coordinator with, Beacon Food Forest. She leads Design Collaborators –

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Directions: Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the North entrance of the South Seattle Community College parking lot. Follow the north entrance road past the Chinese garden and Nursery and arrive at the orchard before the road bends to the right.

* Minimum of 5 registered attendees required to host the class. Bring a friend!

Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy here.


October 25, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Gardening & Sustainable Living
Event Tags:
food forest, west seattle


Community Orchard of West Seattle
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106 United States 
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