Sarah brought to the last meeting the idea of edible forest gardens. The basic idea is that since our ecology is suitable for forests, why not create gardens that are adapted to it and that also produce food and ornamental crops.
We have a few possible places where we could do this kind of installation: bump out into the lawn, plant in the north edge of the woods, and/or down at the end of the scout trails.
We already have compost, space, and workable technique (hugel mounding). We would need volunteer effort and plant material.
Mid-canopy: persimmon, apple, pear, pecans, chestnuts, hazelnuts
Shrub-layer: choke cherry, choke berry, raspberries
Ground cover: solomon seal, ground nut, indian cucumber, rampion