Roger Williams Park Edible Forest Garden

1000 Elmwood Avenue | Providence, RI 02905

The Edible Forest Garden is a habitat-rich, food-producing urban ecosystem designed around permaculture ethics and principles. The garden is a model for ecological urban landscape management that produces market viable fruits, nuts , veggies, fodder, fuel and fiber.

The garden features a number of unconventional plants such as hardy kiwi, hazelnut and the American chestnut which has been bred for resistance to blight that decimated the Am. Chestnut forests some 80 years ago. Native plants such as mountain mint, elderberry and goldenrod create a habitat for wildlife and our managed honeybee hive. A number of permaculture techniques are demonstrated such as herb spirals, a keyhole garden, mushroom cultivation, hugelkultur gardening and more.