Permaculture Plants – Groundcovers, Fungi

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Resiliency Institute
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565
$30 or $45
Jodi Trendler

Strawberries-chives-plant-sale-picFinally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In April you’ll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden – fungi, groundcovers, and vines!

Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers – fungi, groundcovers, vines, herbaceous, shrubs, sub-canopy trees, canopy trees. Over the course of four months, learn about the plants commonly used within each layer including varieties, care and maintenance, ecology, best application, harvesting, and uses. For each layer we’ll discuss 15-40 plants empowering you with the knowledge and confidence to effectively incorporate a full range of tasty, functional species into your permaculture garden!

April 17th – GROUNDCOVERS – sun and shade

April 24th – FUNGI – inoculate a mushroom log (bring a drill)
Fungi are a critical component to any forest garden, especially for shady areas.  You will learn how to inoculate a log and will take it home to grow in your own garden.

Groundcovers – $30
Fungi $45

Instructor: Jodi Trendler