The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Series
9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.
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.
This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and a graduation party to CELEBRATE all your new knowledge on December 5th.
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
- Edible and Native Plant Selection & Installation to Rewild our Landscapes
- Maintenance: Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
- Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
- Preservation and propagation
- Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop
INSTRUCTOR: Connie Kollmeyer, Program Manager of The Resiliency Institute
DATES & TIME:
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14
GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends: Dec 5
Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
(eBook available here)
Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison
Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway
Food not Lawns by Heather Flores
Class is limited to 18 students.
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:
October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal
November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal
December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal
January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal
Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $150, non-refundable, deposit is received. Payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Your participation makes our “Growing Food Security” programs possible– THANK YOU!