Permaculture Forest Gardener Series 2018

February 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Resiliency Institute
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565
Jodi Trendler


The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series meets 9:00 am -12:00pm one Sunday a month for 8 months, beginning February 11, 2018.

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,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden 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 highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener series will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. 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:

  1. Site & Human systems Assessment
  2. Plant Selection & Installation
  3. Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  4. Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  5. Preservation
  6. Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop


INSTRUCTOR:  Jodi Trendler, Co-Founder & President of The Resiliency Institute


9:00 am - 12:00pm
SUNDAYS   2/11    3/11    4/8   5/20   6/10   NO JULY   8/12    9/9     10/14

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

Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya


includes all supplies and take-home materials

Sept 14+    $325 check / $335 Paypal

Oct      $350 check / $360 Paypal

Nov    $375 check / $385 Paypal

Dec    $400 check / $410 Paypal

Jan    $425 check/ $435 Paypal

Check payments are preferred and can be mailed to The Resiliency Institute, P.O. Box 5721, Naperville, IL 60567. Once payment is received your seat will be reserved.

Payment plans are available upon request. Email Michelle@theresiliencyinstitute.net