John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip Florida Gulf Coast University Permaculture Food Forest that was established in 2011.
In this episode, John will share with you more about this 1/2 acre food forest that was started by students and still run by students to this day.
You will learn how students at FGCU can harvest free food at the food forest as well can get paid for working in the food forest while getting their education.
John will also take you on a tour of this food forest, sharing some elements of the design, as well as the most beneficial perennial leafy green vegetables that can be grown in South Florida.
You will then discover some of the best tropical fruit trees that can be grown in SW Florida.
Finally, John will interview Cameron Cole, Student and President of the FGCU Food Forest and ask him:
39:20 When was FGCU food forest started and why?
40:00 What are the names of the FGCU food forest founders?
40:55 How do you get college administration to grow a food forest at my university?
42:25 What are the benefits of the Food Forest to Florida Gulf Coast University?
44:45 What is the best way to inform FGCU students about the food forest?
46:00 How is the food grown in the food forest used for the students?
48:08 Why should someone come to FGCU for Enviormental studies/permaculture?
49:35 How many varieties of fruit are you growing in the food forest?
49:54 How many varieties of edible plants are your growing?
50:20 Any final comments for my viewers today?
51:20 How can someone learn more about the FGCU Food Forest?
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