Tending the Urban Forest

Tending the Urban Forest


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Collard City Growers
3341 6th Ave, Troy, NY, 12181

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Learn about the NATURE Lab foodscape and how to care for our arboreal family, with professional arborists from the More Trees Cooperative.

***As health experts project we will continue to social distance into 2021, we’ll plan to wear masks. If you’re an advanced gardener, BYOT (bring your own tools)!

You will learn by doing, and will experience being part of an arborist collective at work. In the midst of this real-world workshop, you how to prune a fruit tree, proper pruning techniques, urban weed tree identification and safety practices with sharp hand tools.

Trees are amazing creatures. Like a fountain of life, they provide nourishment, habitat, shelter, materials, flowers, colors, and oxygen. They perform essential services like purifying the air and water. And they do it all for free! Trees on the Sanctuary’s campus produce delicious fruits, provide food for the chickens and protect them from predators, help offset the heat island effect of pavement, and look beautiful year round. Trees can thrive and propagate on their own, but a little loving tending can make the symbiotic relationship even stronger.

Collard City Growers is a volunteer-run food justice project where we connect arts and culture to growing a wealth of annuals and perennials including vegetables, medicinal herbs, natural dye plants, grains, and fruit trees. We share our homegrown harvest at neighborhood events that host hundreds of community members and passersby who come in search of nutrient dense food or “the best lettuce [they’ve] ever tasted.” During off-season, we share our harvest in the form of preserved greens, sauerkraut, pickles, and hot sauce.

Collard City Growers is at 3341 6th Ave.

If you have questions, call Andrew at: 518-573-7047.

**Snow date: Sunday, March 14th.**