Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

PFC Permaculture Forest Course - Portugal

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On the island of S.Miguel we will be teaching several courses
The SMC Sociocracy Management Course
the PDC Permaculture Design Course
and the PFC Permaculture Forest Course
if you want you can be part of all courses to get a deeper experience on Permaculture education.
For people that complete the 4 courses there will be access to the
Permaculture Design Internship certificate

On the PFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to create a stable diverse abundant forest that produces food.
This island has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts or rhubarb with tropical fruits like mangoes or pineaples all growing very close.

Dates: 
10 October 2019
14 October 2019
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300
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New School Permaculture
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6 Day course in Agroforestry and forest gardening - Sweden

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Learn about forest gardening in a joyful and multidisciplinary way!
This course will teach you to visualize, design, establish, manage and harvest food from agroforestry systems. We will study in detail the most complex of them, the forest garden systems.

Edible forest gardening is the ancestral art and science of imitating natural forest ecosystem with plants of human interest. In that way it is possible to benefit both from the many symbiotic relations in nature to hold the system functioning as well as from the many products that it will offer. Now this nearly forgotten discipline is being rediscovered , adapted to modern needs and broadly embraced thanks to its huge benefits. As one of the highest Carbon sequestration capacities, plus providing a long term and resilient food supply system.

We will explore many real life examples from the local area and abroad, plus put forest gardening into practice on site. Both theory and hands-on practice will be integrated and you will learn to visualize, design, establish, manage and harvest edible food forest systems for a wide variety of conditions and needs. There will also be possibility to buy resources as plants, seeds and books.

The course will cover:

Forest ecosystem comprehension.

Benefits of forest gardening.

Site selection and design process.

Species selection, interactions and fertility.

Maintenance; harvesting and processing, pruning, pest management.

Case studies from Temperate climate

Real design of a forest garden on site.

Practicals as preparation, mulch, planting, propagation.

Dates: 
6 August 2019 to 11 August 2019
Teachers
Candela Vargas Poveda
Cost: 
€500
Telephone number: 
0034 601465875

Introduction to Forest Gardening Course

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A great introduction to this inspiring edible gardening technique where we are part of the Wildlife!
Whether you are interested in green issues, wildlife or responding to climate change, there will be something for you. Come and learn about this inspiring ecological gardening technique to grow our food, meet many human needs and increase wildlife. Based on principles found in nature, forest gardens will need less and less work over the years whilst providing more and more yields.
The course covers ecosystem design, perennial plants, seven layers, history, design considerations, permaculture design, wildlife and rewilding.
We will connect to the environment through nature awareness, foraging and observing natural ecological design principles. We will observe natural edible forest garden edges and explore the implications of this way of gardening. All on the amazing site called Wildwood.
Facilitated by experienced and passionate Forest garden designer, Jo will take you for a forage walk and hopes to find over 100 things for a salad as well as show you how easy it is to make plans for free.
This one day session should give you enough information to have a go in your own garden and be inspired.

Dates: 
13 April 2019
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10.00am - 4.00pm
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A fantastic native fauna conservation project ran with Permaculture like ethics.
Entrance included with course.

Cost: 
£40
Address: 
Wildwood Trust Herne Common Herne Bay Kent CT6 7LQ
Contact name: 
Suzanne Kynaston
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01227 209 621
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Forest Gardening at Home on the Hill

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Includes a tour of the young forest garden at Home on the Hill, practical exercises on designing a forest garden, details of plant choices and management. Notes will be provided, as will tea and flapjack.

Please book via Eventbrite link on Facebook event

Dates: 
11 May 2019
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2pm - 4pm, £5
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Home on the Hill
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£5
Address: 
18 Webb Ellis Road
Contact name: 
Carrie Pailthorpe
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Two day Food Forest Course

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Learn about starting your very own food forest and off grid farm while experiencing community living on a permaculture project. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation practice amongst the beautiful Portuguese countryside!

Dates
19th March – 19th April 2019 One Month food forest course
19th October – 26th October – One week food forest course
31st October – 1st November – Two day food forest course

Two day Course Cost: EUR 75 early bird (100 normal)
Plus 10 eur per night per person overnight stay and food in a tent
Caravans available for rent for extra 10 EUR per night per person

Keela Yoga Farm have several small food forests planted over the past three years with different goals. Laurence has been teaching food forest courses there for three years and would like to invite you to learn how to design your own food forest and learn from what he has been doing.

Course Outline during the course
- Enjoy a tour of our food forests, reforestation program, natural buildings and the farm
- Design and help to expand a new food forest
- Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
- Learn about the food soil web, how to make organic fertilisers and cultivate microbiology for the soil
- Discover how to properly research trees and their companions
- Learn how to design guilds and a food forest
- Plant trees and guilds based on your design in the food forest
- Propagate perennials to plant into next year’s food forests
- Learn how to design, select and buy irrigation systems
- Plan and perform earthworks for water catchment, swales or ponds
- Learn how to make compost piles, organic fertilisers and how to breed fungi and bacteria for the soil (teas)

What else is included:
- Healthy meals with lots of produce from our own land
- Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama classes with on site yoga teachers

Book the course at the below link:
http://www.keelayogafarm.com/booking-form/

Dates: 
31 October 2019
1 November 2019
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100 EUR
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One Week Food Forest Course

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Learn everything you need to know about starting your very own food forest and off grid farm while experiencing community living on a new permaculture project. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation practice amongst the beautiful Portuguese countryside!

Course Outline

- Enjoy a tour of our three new food forests and the farm
- Design and plant a new food forest
- Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
- Learn about the food soil web, how to make organic fertilisers and cultivate microbiology for the soil
- Discover how to properly research trees and their companions
- Learn how to design guilds and a food forest
- Plant trees and guilds in the food forest
- Propagate perennials to plant into next year’s food forests
- Create beds for annuals in between the trees for planting to maximise the space in the food forests
- Learn how to design, select and buy irrigation systems
- Plan and perform earthworks for water catchment
- Learn how to make compost piles, organic fertilisers and how to breed fungi and bacteria for the soil (teas)
- Attend evening workshops on fermentation and how to make natural soaps

Included:
Daily Yoga class
3 Organic vegetarian meals per day
Accomodation in your tent. Caravans and tips available for hire

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Dates: 
19 October 2019 to 26 October 2019
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Arrival 5pm on 19th, Departure by noon on 26th October
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Cost: 
400
Address: 
Keela Yoga Farm, Mata Da Rainha, FUndao, Portugal
Contact name: 
Laurence Manchee
Telephone number: 
+351960188968

Harvesting from a Medicinal Forest Garden

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A day course at Holt Wood in North Devon where you can learn about harvesting and making products from medicinal trees and shrubs. During this day we will consider medicinal harvesting in our Holt Wood medicinal forest garden based on bark, flowers, fruits, leaves and roots of trees and shrubs. You will see a variety of native and introduced medicinal trees and shrubs in a woodland context. There will be sessions on good harvesting practice, drying and preservation techniques. You will also see how to make a variety of preparations suitable for health and skin care, such as capsules and ointments. The cost of this course is inclusive of learning materials and refreshments.

Dates: 
30 May 2019
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10.30-4.00
Cost: 
£68.00
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Anne Stobart
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01363 777531

Designing the Medicinal Forest Garden

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A day course at Holt Wood in Devon where you can learn about medicinal trees, shrubs and other plants which can be cultivated in a forest garden. This day will be of interest to designers, gardeners, growers and land managers. You will find out how to design or extend a forest garden with medicinal plants including trees and shrubs. During this day we will cover key native and introduced medicinal trees and shrubs and their identification features and uses. A practical walkabout will provide opportunities to see and identify medicinal plants growing in a woodland setting. There will be sessions on permaculture design suggestions, sourcing and propagation of plants, planting and maintaining a medicinal forest garden. The cost of this course is inclusive of learning materials and refreshments.

Dates: 
23 May 2019
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10.30-4.00
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£68.00
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Anne Stobart
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01363 777531

Forest Gardening - Edinburgh weekend

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Forest gardening is an increasingly popular approach to growing food sustainably and efficiently through making use of the beneficial relationships abounding in a healthy ecosystem, maximising the use of the garden’s vertical dimension, and increasing the range of perennial food plants to fill all available ecological niches.

This two-day course will introduce you to the forest gardening approach and its benefits, teaching you the basics of designing a forest garden, and the methods of establishing and maintaining it, whether you are converting an existing garden or allotment, want to grow more edible species in a forest, or are starting with a blank canvas. You will also get an overview of the wide variety of trees, shrubs and perennial vegetables that can be grown for food, fibre, dyes, medicines, fuel, and pure beauty, and learn more about their needs and requirements.

The course will include a practical design element to train you in observation, mapping, and designing a forest garden, and will look at example designs. If you have an ongoing or planned project which involves creating a forest garden, the course will offer some opportunity for discussion, so do bring along your maps and plans.

Your teacher will be Nenya Milne, an Edinburgh-based Permaculture designer, teacher and gardener with a special interest in Forest Gardening and unusual edible plants. Nenya has been practising Permaculture and Forest Gardening since 2010, and teaching since 2015. You can see her work on her website perennis.weebly.com.

Dates: 
27 April 2019
28 April 2019
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09:30 - 5:00 both days
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Cost: 
£40 - £120
Contact name: 
Nenya Milne

PFC Permaculture Forests Course Paradise Island of S.Miguel Azores

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On the PFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to create a stable diverse abundant forest that produces food.

On this course we will talk about the main forestry skills that are needed to design, develop and manage a food forest.

Did you ever asked yourself these questions?

I love trees but how do i plant them and take care of them?
What is the best way to prepare the soil to make trees grow well?
Wen planting trees what is the best distance between them?
What are the best plants to plant together with trees ?
How can i create maximum diversity and stability with my trees.
How can i get maximum production from all the forest elements?
There must be a way to do natural pest control, how can i do that?
I live in the city, how can i create a urban food forest?

The PFC is the course for people that are passionate about forests.
We look at all stages of preparation of a forest, from seed to harvest.
The focus on the most diverse forest topics, tree planting, tree pruning, companion planting, world climates, plants families, permaculture cultivation, natural pest control, using the stars as planting calendar.
Mushrooms dynamics, how to find them and reproduce and its importance on stable forests.
We look at many different systems, fukuoka forests, alley cropping, wood forests, agro forestry and atlantis food forests.

The subjects covered during the PFC include:

Agro ecology
Food Forest creation and management
How to combine fruits and veggies
Plants and tres species
How, when and where to plant
Climate zones
Social forests

Dates: 
22 February 2019
26 February 2019
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22 to 26 February
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