Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Extended Forest Gardening / Food Forests

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An extended online course, with 16 video episodes, 13 lecture episodes, video tours of forest gardens, a design exercise with feedback, and live Q & A sessions with Martin Crawford.

Dates: 
17 January 2021 to 17 April 2021
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£299
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Martin Crawford
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Medicinal Forest Garden Design Course

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Are you interested in growing a range of plants with medicinal effects? Forest gardens provide a wonderful opportunity to bring together many plants that could be used for health purposes. You need guidance and information on these to choose well and establish for the longer term.

Including 10 lessons with short videos, activities, quizzes, information sheets and further reading, this course takes you through key processes involved in successfully designing with medicinal plants, and integrating healing trees and shrubs with herbs and other plants.

You will learn about designing and establishing a medicinal forest garden. Benefits will include
- assessing a site for potential growth of medicinal plants
- finding out about medicinal uses of a range of trees and shrubs
- developing your purpose and a design plan using permaculture principles
- identifying other herbs to grow with the trees and shrubs
- ideas for propagating and sourcing medicinal plants
- hints for successful establishment of plants and ongoing maintenance
- ways of monitoring progress so that you can adapt as needed

Your instructor is Anne Stobart, an experienced herbal practitioner and grower. This online course is based on successful short courses she developed for Holt Wood Herbs, a medicinal tree and shrub project in UK.

No special experience is needed. If your garden is very small there are design suggestions for smaller spaces. If you want to grow for profit there is discussion about the market for herbs.

Purchase of this course helps to fund the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust which seeks to raise awareness about the sustainable cultivation and harvesting of medicinal trees and shrubs.

Dates: 
1 December 2020
1 January 2021
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This is an online course so you can start any time. Each month we offer a Zoom session additionally for participants.
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Anne Stobart
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£45.00
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Anne Stobart
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01363777531
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Forest garden tour and forage walk

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A mini introduction to forest gardening, a super salad forage and permaculture principles of forest gardening walk and talk in my garden.

Dates: 
3 October 2020
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3pm to 4.30pm
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Cost: 
£15
Contact name: 
Jo Barker
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01227 832569
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10 Day Food Forest course

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-Learn and eat from the existing food forests:
1. Chicken managed food forest
2. Guild and polyculture mixed food forest
3. Restoration Agriculture food forest (for sheep)
- Design and help to expand each of the above food forests
- Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
- Implement the design for a new food forest at Keela Yoga Farm
- 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 (how to get free plants)
- Create beds for annuals in between the trees for planting to maximise the space in the food forests
- Learn how to design, select, buy and install irrigation systems
- Plan and perform earthworks for water catchment, swales and ponds with a tractor
- Learn how to graft trees trees
- Learn how to prune trees
- Learn how to make compost piles, organic fertilisers and how to cultivate fungi and bacteria for the soil
- Opportunity to learn some natural building techniques
- Workshops on fermenting and storing food
- Workshop on soap making
- Workshop on cooking, you (with the other students) will make one meal with 100% produce from the farm
- Daily Yoga Class

Dates: 
28 April 2020
8 May 2020
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Cost: 
EUR 400
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Address: 
Fundao
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Forest Gardening Course

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Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. The aim is to create a low input, high output system that benefits people and the environment, providing a great range of products. A forest garden is designed and established according to site and the needs of the client.

At Karuna you will be able to see & learn from examples of forest gardens that have been establishing over some years and see Permaculture in action all around you.

The course will assist participants to visualize, plan, establish and continue to maintain, harvest and learn from a forest garden, be it at home or on someone else's land such as a community garden, school garden, etc.

Course outline The basic 2-day course will cover:
· Benefits of forest gardening
· Site selection and design
· Integration of Permaculture principles and design process
· Species selection
· Plant propagation
· Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting
· Processing of produce
· Integration with other farm and garden systems

The course will include hands-on practicals in topics such as plant propagation (grafting, budding, layering, etc.), mulching, site surveying and design layout.

Course tutor is Chris Evans He has taught Permaculture in the UK, Europe, Nepal, India, U.S.A. and Mexico. He is also a UK assessment level tutor for apprentices working towards their diploma in applied Permaculture design with the Permaculture Association Britain.

Dates: 
10 July 2020 to 12 July 2020
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Arrivals and introduction Friday evening 4pm onward Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 5:30pm.
Cost: 
Full rate, includes all meals - £160 to £200
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Address: 
picklescott
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merav
Telephone number: 
01694-751374

Forest Gardening

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This is a 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting.

The course will cover:
• Benefits of forest gardening
• Site selection and design
• Integration of permaculture principles and design process
• Species' selection
• Plant propagation
• Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting
• Integration with other farm and garden systems

The course will assist participants to visualize, plan, establish and continue to maintain, harvest and learn from a forest garden, be it at home or on someone else's land such as a community garden, school garden, etc.
You will be able to go home and start your journey into forest gardening and be better informed to manage a forest garden that you have already started. And you’ll know how to continue your journey through research into existing literature and being part of an ever-growing network of forest gardeners in the UK.

Dates: 
8 May 2020 to 10 May 2020
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Arrive by 4pm on 8th May for FSC Introduction, dinner at 6pm, sessions start at 7pm Sessions end at 4pm on 10th May
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Cost: 
£180 non-res - £289 full board
Telephone number: 
01639 895636

10 Day Food Forest course

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-Learn and eat from the existing food forests:
1. Chicken managed food forest
2. Guild and polyculture mixed food forest
3. Restoration Agriculture food forest (for sheep)
- Design and help to expand each of the above food forests
- Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
- Implement the design for a new food forest at Keela Yoga Farm
- 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 (how to get free plants)
- Create beds for annuals in between the trees for planting to maximise the space in the food forests
- Learn how to design, select, buy and install irrigation systems
- Plan and perform earthworks for water catchment, swales and ponds with a tractor
- Learn how to graft trees trees
- Learn how to prune trees
- Learn how to make compost piles, organic fertilisers and how to cultivate fungi and bacteria for the soil
- Opportunity to learn some natural building techniques
- Workshops on fermenting and storing food
- Workshop on soap making
- Workshop on cooking, you (with the other students) will make one meal with 100% produce from the farm
- Daily Yoga Class

Dates: 
17 March 2020 to 27 March 2020
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- Arrival Tuesday 6pm 17th March - Departure Friday 27th March noon Nearest airport Lisbon or Porto
Teachers
Laurence Manchee
Cost: 
EUR 400
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Laurence Manchee
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(NSP) Permaculture Forest Course PFC in the Amazon of Brazil with the Kawanawa indigenous tribe

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This course will be in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil in colaboration with the Kawanawa tribe and you will be able to live the life of the people of the forest and help improve their living conditions with permaculture design.

Permaculture Design Course - 20 to 31 Jan
Permaculture Forest Course - 5 to 20 Feb
Indigenous Life Experience - 22 Feb to 22 Mar

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.

Dates: 
5 February 2020 to 20 February 2020
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Permaculture Design Course - 20 to 31 Jan Permaculture Forest Course - 5 to 20 Feb Indigenous Life Experience - 22 Feb to 22 Mar
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350 if you present code PFCBPA
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Introducrion to Forest Gardening

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A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Ecology Course

A forest garden is primarily a food-producing habitat and is based on the model of a natural woodland. It is comprised of several layers which are usually composed of fruit and nut trees, as well as fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any garden. With informed design, a forest garden will be low maintenance and highly productive for many years to come. The course will cover: Concepts and principles of forest gardening. Crops and other uses of forest gardens. Design and selection of plants. The basics of plant establishment and maintenance. An inspirational site visit to a local forest garden. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed, although some further gardening and fruit growing knowledge may be necessary to practice forest gardening after the course.

Dates: 
30 May 2020 to 31 May 2020
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Course commences at 9.30am to 5.00pm each day
Teachers
Dr Angie Polkey
Cost: 
£60 full price (£55 concession)
Address: 
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
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01970 623111

Forest Gardens and Edible Ecosystems 2020

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With Martin Crawford, Caroline Aitken, Ella Sparks and Jane Gleeson

Learn how to design, implement, and maintain forest gardens and other sustainable agroecological systems. Participants will experience both recently planted and well established 25-year old forest gardens, as well as other agroforestry in and around Dartington.Includes sessions on harvesting, preserving and cooking with forest garden produce.

Dates: 
4 May 2020 to 8 May 2020
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Course fees include a four-night stay private accommodation with shared bathroom and toilet facilities from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure as well as all vegetarian meals, field trips, materials and teaching sessions. If you would like to take this course as a non-residential participant, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 1803 847237
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Cost: 
£595
Contact name: 
Brenda Nagy
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