The Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark is about to embark on a permaculture project to build a self-sustaining food garden.
The idea is to establish an edible forest by mimicking the structure and function of natural ecosystems while producing perennial food crops and many other products. The community is invited to participate through a series of spring and fall planting parties.
The first session will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the farm when they begin laying the foundations for a community forest garden.
For more details, call 508-645-3304 or visit nativeearthteachingfarm.org.