Sunday, April 29, 2007

Author speaks about edible forest gardens

Consumers in large cities often hear of Florida-grown oranges or Idaho potatoes. But in a time when the world’s climate is sometimes unstable, city shoppers might find themselves purchasing products grown a lot closer to home.

In the first of four lectures called “Urban Farming — Reconnecting Our Farms, Food, and Community,” David Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens, spoke in Rangos last Thursday about the advantages of urban food forests in a world where climate change and global warming may transform our lives.

Jacke referred to these problems as “humanity’s quadruple threat,” which consists of a rising global population of about 77 million people per year, global climate change, destruction of the earth’s habitat, and high oil production.

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