Today Philly Earth held its very first workshop offering students a chance to get their hands dirty building a forest garden. Forest gardens are based on the principles of the native forest ecosystem, but consciously using edible and other useful plants. Forest gardening is both a productive and low maintenance form of horticulture and also a way of gardening that embodies a peaceful and productive cooperation between human beings and nature. Today we learned how to create an Edible Forest Garden (EFG) in the city. Through the hands-on workshop, students learned the seven tiers that make up an EFG, as well as learned about various plants that can be used to create an EFG that is suitable for our Northeastern climate.