TURAIDA FOREST GARDEN REGULAR STAND HOURS :
Sundays noon to 5pm
The Turaida stand has now closed for the season (following the Thanksgiving weekend). Fall wreaths are still available.
Our Spring nursery digging season has now ended.
REVIEW ARTICLES & DISCUSSIONS based on library talk and discussion click HERE
click HERE for image slides PDF of Forest gardening talk
WELCOME to Turaida Forest Garden
We are an independently owned and operated, emerging, sustainable small scale business. Turaida Forest Garden is a temperate forest garden project in Wainfleet, in the Niagara Region. Turaida means “God's (Thor's) Eden” in a dormant language. We offer common and rare varieties of flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, medicinal plants, native trees, and shrubs. We offer early, middle and late cultivars to extend our product availability. All of our products are grown on site, as part of our forest garden project. Turaida forest garden is a multidisciplinary project that intentionally uses contrasting forms to enhance the edge effects of mixing several media, similar to contrasting colors.
Daffodils and Tulips, Glass Mosaic (M White)
Under the Articles section of this website, we explore introductory topics in forest gardening with discussions on design texts and practices, materials and tools. Your comments and feedback options are welcome through our contact page above. We ask for your patience as we improve the interactive layout of this site. Our goal is to share the background and provide context to understand the project.
Thanks to the West Lincoln Library for hosting our discussions this past January. Click the article link here to read more on the health benefits of forest gardening in more detail. Forest gardening provides higher yields over an extended season with its long-lived perennials, as well as adding more variety and nutrient density to the diet.
Additionally, forest gardens offer protection from UV radiation under the canopy, easy access at your doorstep to exercise of differing intensities,and a broader range of flexibility motions. The use of vertical space allows ergonomic positions to maintain our naturally upright body posture.