Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Changing the Urban Landscape with Forest Gardens - Advanced Design Course

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This course will teach you how to design, plant and maintain a forest garden. We will use the land and people around us for practical examples. Subjects will include designing with and for people, working with challenging sites and settings, converting orchards into forest gardens and designing for easy maintenance. You will see examples of forest gardens for homes, neighbourhoods, public spaces, market gardens and farms, and have opportunities to design your own site or project. The course is focussed on urban environments, but its content is equally relevant to rural areas.

Dates: 
7 November 2019 to 10 November 2019
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Forest Gardening - 2-day Introduction Course

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Forest gardening is an increasingly popular approach to growing food sustainably and efficiently through making use of the vertical dimension of the garden. Designed as a diverse and robust ecosystem made up of species which are useful to us and which support one another in a web of beneficial relationships, a forest garden allows us to increase the range of perennial food plants to fill all available ecological niches, and boost yields while reducing work inputs. The approach can be used on a variety of scales, from container-gardening to farm-scale.
This 2-day course will introduce you to the forest gardening approach and its many benefits, as well as a wide range of trees, shrubs and perennial vegetables that can be grown for food, fibre, dyes, fuel, timber, and medicines, and their needs and requirements. The course will teach you the basics of designing a forest garden, including factors which may affect the design, such as available maintenance time, size and proximity to home, or a commercial element. We’ll look at methods of establishing a forest garden, whatever your starting point - a field, suburban garden, or woodland; and also cover maintenance with a view to increasing fertility and abundance over time.
The course will have a practical design element to offer you some experience in observation, mapping, and designing a forest garden. We’ll look at example designs and go on a visit to Nenya’s 10-year old forest garden (within walking distance of the venue). 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 ideas, maps and plans.
Sadly as the venue is only accessible by stairs, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users on this course.
Booking is via our website, nonstuff.co.uk

Dates: 
21 September 2019
12 October 2019
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This is a 2-day course. The first day is on Sat 21 Sep 2019, the second day on Sat 12 Oct. Times for both days are from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Cost: 
£40 - £120 depending on income
Contact name: 
Nenya Milne
Telephone number: 
07874 009790

Introduction to Forest Gardening - Autumn

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This one day course will introduce the principles and the plants of edible forest gardening. Topics will include designing, planting, maintaining, harvesting, cooking and eating from your garden. The course be particularly aimed at those who want to grow in an allotment, small garden or community setting.

If the weather permits, most of the day will be spent in a forest garden. If the weather is less conducive we will be based in a nearby community centre with shorter trips down to the garden. Bring a packed lunch - or lunch can be bought in nearby shops.

If you want to come but really can't afford the fee, email me.

Dates: 
8 October 2019
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Time: 11:00 to 17:00
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Cost: 
£50
Address: 
1D Powis Circle, Aberdeen
Contact name: 
Alan Carter
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Introduction to Forest Gardening - summer

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This one day course will introduce the principles and the plants of edible forest gardening. Topics will include designing, planting, maintaining, harvesting, cooking and eating from your garden. The course be particularly aimed at those who want to grow in an allotment, small garden or community setting.

If the weather permits, most of the day will be spent in a forest garden. If the weather is less conducive we will be based in a nearby community centre with shorter trips down to the garden. Bring a packed lunch - or lunch can be bought in nearby shops.

If you want to come but really can't afford the fee, email me.

Dates: 
27 July 2019
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Time: 11:00 - 17:00
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£50
Address: 
1D Powis Circle, Aberdeen
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Alan Carter
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Creating a Forest Garden (6 Saturdays)

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As well as learning all about forest gardening, you will be led through the steps needed to create your own forest garden design.

What you'll gain from the course:

- a good understanding of forest gardens and why they are important
- how to design and maintain forest gardens
- how to recognise and eat more than 50 plants
- the science behind soil, fertility and plant nutrition
- joining a network of wonderful forest gardeners

Schedule

- 6 Saturdays from 7th September to the 12th October, 10-3
- Optional: Sharing your forest garden designs - Sunday 27th October, 10-3

Location: The training takes place at Edible Landscapes London in Finsbury Park and possibly at some indoor venues nearby.

Cost: £200 / £60 concessions / 3 pay by volunteering spaces (volunteer for 6 days).

More info: http://www.ediblelandscapeslondon.org.uk/CreatingFG

Dates: 
7 September 2019
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10-3 each day. 6 Saturdays from 7th September. Last day is October 27th.
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200 / 60 / pay by volunteering
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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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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
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18 Webb Ellis Road
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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