Food Forests

Food Forests or Edible Forest Gardens incorporate permaculture principles and mimic woodland ecosystems using edible trees, shrubs, and other perennials. Fruit and nut trees make up the upper level, while berry shrubs and (mainly) edible perennials make up the lower levels. Once established, the gardens are relatively low maintenance and require no watering after the first year. 

In 2017 and 2018, volunteers led by Sudbury Shared Harvest began establishing the Delki Dozzi Community Food Forest and since then we have worked with many more groups and individuals to establish a number of much smaller food forests across the city. 
We hope to eventually facilitate at least one of these smaller food forests on public properties in each of Sudbury's wards, with locations depending on various factors, but most importantly there needs to be some demonstrated commitment to long-term maintenance by people who live in the neighbourhood.  If you live in Ward 5, 7, or 11 and you want to help make a food forest happen in your neighbourhood, please get in touch with Carrie: 
carrie (at)

where are the gardens located?

See a map of our projects

how can I support edible forest gardens?

A small donation goes a long way (and we're a registered charity, so its tax deductible!). Choose "edible forest gardens" from the drop-down menu.

Or come to a work-bee!

Learn more about maintaining food forests in our work-bee guide