The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series meets 9:00 am -12:00pm one Sunday a month for 8 months, beginning February 10, 2019.
This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines, and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.
The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:
- Site & Human systems Assessment
- Plant Selection & Installation
- Maintenance: Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
- Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
- Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop
INSTRUCTOR: Jodi Trendler, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Resiliency Institute
DATES & TIME:
9:00 am – 12:00pm
SUNDAYS 2/10 3/10 4/14 5/5 6/9 7/14 No August 9/8 10/6 11/10
Plan to attend all classes. No make up classes will be offered.
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
(eBook available here)
The Permaculture Garden by Graham Bell (available from instructor)
Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway
includes all supplies and take-home materials
Early Bird until October 14th $325 check/$335 PayPal Regular 10/14 – 12/30 $375 check/$385 PayPal
Late 1/1 – 1/30 $425 check/$440 PayPal