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Bay Haven Elementary School Food Forest Tour

  • Bay Haven Elementary School 2901 West Tamiami Circle Sarasota, FL, 34234 United States (map)

Come tour the permaculture food forest at Bay Haven Elementary School.  This edible landscape provides our students, staff, and families with fresh fruit and other edibles such as moringa and perennial spinaches in addition to serving as an outdoor learning space.  Students learn life science topics such as life cycles, plant reproduction, and soil ecology, create art work inspired by the various plants and animal, and enjoy a small oasis in the center of the campus.

The food forest is an integrated living system.  The plants and animals support each other to create a dynamic, biodiverse ecosystem that hosts numerous plant and animal species.  What a great way for elementary school students and their families to learn about eating local.

Using permaculture design principles as our guide, the Bay Haven food forest was envisioned, planned, and installed with donations of time, labor, plants, refreshments and expertise from the following groups: US Green Building Council: Green Apple Day of Service, Slow Food Sarasota, Tropical Fruit and Nut Society, Food and Nutrition Services of Sarasota County School Board, Sarasota Bay and Estuary Program, Bay Haven Elementary School staff, students, and families, and McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors, Inc.

If you have questions about this event or what we have achieved in the garden, please contact rolf.hanson@sarasotacountyschools.net or Roger@TransitionSRQ.org for more information.

Earlier Event: October 22
Friendly Food Fight
Later Event: October 22
Big Mama's Collard Green Fest