What is a Food Forest?
What: The day of the event there will be three guided appointments through the orchard.During the walk it will be possible to enter the first Food Forest in Naples and learn about the fruit trees that have been planted. Walking along the terraces it will be possible to imagine how the forest will grow over time. Taste the fruits of the social garden and distinguish one plant from the other.
When: Saturday 21 May first appointment/ walk at 11:00 second appointment/ walk at 12:00 third appointment/ walk at 13:00
Where/how do people register for the event: Each group can be formed by a maximum of ten people (reservation recommended). To register you can send an email to email@example.com
Topic: If we stop for a moment to observe natural systems and reflect, we realize that a forest does not need artificial interventions to remain luxuriant, it does not require irrigation, fertilization, plowing, herbicides and pesticides. Natural processes and cycles maintain soil fertility and plant health. By imitating these processes and inserting plants useful to humans into ecosystems, it is possible to create food production systems that require much fewer resources than those currently required by industrial agriculture, also contributing to the improvement of the soil and habitat instead of its erosion and destruction. A food forest aims to imitate the characteristic processes of an “immature forest” ecosystem. While a mature forest is dominated by large trees and a closed "canopy" that allows little light to penetrate, an immature forest is characterized by trees of different sizes, shrubs, herbs and has shaded areas alternating with more illuminated areas offering a variety of niches ecological and high productivity.
LocationIl frutteto N' Sea Yet
Via Girolamo Santacroce, 19, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy