The Resiliency Institute offers courses, classes and events that empower people to live, grow, and build resilient lifestyles, landscapes and communities. Take courses like Permaculture Forest Gardener, Bioregional Herbalism, and Edible Wild Plants. Join us for Nature Rx with Shinrin-yoku/Forest Therapy, and Forest Yoga. Women can connect monthly during WILD Woman Project Circles. Find us throughout the Chicagoland area speaking and exhibiting about fruit tree guilds, permaculture, growing food security, renewable energy, and resiliency. Enjoy opportunities to connect at our plant sales, Permablitzs, potlucks, fundraisers and more.

Permaculture Plants – Fungi
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEW MAY date due to Covid 19!

Finally 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 May 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!

Fungi are a critical component to any forest garden, and are perfect for shady areas.  Learn how to inoculate a log with mushroom spores, then take it home and watch them grow!  Please bring a drill and a 5/16th drill bit if you have one.

Thursday, May 28 7:00 -9:00 pm

Fungi:  Single – $45; Bring a friend for $35

Instructor: Connie Kollmeyer

*Your enrollment makes our Growing Food Security programming possible – Thank You!