Catherine Bukowski Presents: Community Food Forests November 19th

Discussion and book signing November 19th, 7 pm at the LandCare office in Independence.

Catherine Bukowski is a researcher, author, and educator. She is also a consultant with Kindred Roots Design focusing on creating abundant landscapes and growing connected communities. She continues to pursue her doctoral degree in the College of Natural Resources and the Environment at Virginia Tech, where her research on the design and management of community food forests across the United States began.

She also holds a graduate certificate in Collaborative Community Leadership which focused on the social dimensions of community food forests by applying the Community Capitals Framework to her data analysis. Catherine has worked internationally and domestically in sustainable land use and natural resource management, agroforestry, permaculture and project planning to strengthen communities. She previously co-coordinated a forest farming virtual community for the online Cooperative Extension network and now sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Temperate Agroforestry. In response to the gap in the literature on urban food forestry, Catherine and her advisor have translated her dissertation research into The Community Food Forest Handbook: How to Plan, Organize, and Nurture Edible Gathering Places published by Chelsea Green Publishing in July 2018. More information on community food forests, consulting, and book orders are available on Catherine’s website: www.communityfoodforests.com/handbook