Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Permaculture Weekend – Food Growing & Forest Gardening

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If you have attended a permaculture introductory course in the past and want to extend your knowledge or for those studying for their Permaculture Diploma, this weekend will cover a wide variety of subjects areas and activities that will enable you to design and set up your permaculture garden, forest garden or eco-garden. It will cover how to use zoning and other tools in the process of designing your garden or site, whether it’s at home, at school, or at work. The weekend will include various practical sessions from simple surveying and drawing methods, to practical woodland management and gardening skills. It will also cover other subjects such as aquaculture systems, community food projects and design for dry climates. For those who are staying at Rippledown for the whole weekend, there will be extra discussions, videos or other activities in the evenings, adding to the enjoyment and enriching experience the core course material provides.

Dates: 
12 April 2013 to 14 April 2013
Teachers
Steve Charter & Jo Barker
Cost: 
Residential £175 / Non-residential £135 Meals and refreshmen
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Permaculture Growing Intensive - Theory & practice of permanent agriculture systems

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Permaculture is all about growing things together. But how can we create and maintain such mixed plantings? From annual vegetables and herbs to forest gardens and agroforestry, this course will give you the theory and practice of polycultures.

Most theory sessions will be held in the "Raven" community building. For practice and design sessions we will use a young forest garden, a mixed vegetable plot, an experimental 1 acre field, and the ecovillage Friland. The course is taught in English, and all plant names will be provided in Latin, English, Danish, and German.

Tutors

Tomas Remiarz lives in England and has worked with forest gardens for 15 years and is involved in permaculture trials of vegetable and perennial polycultures.

Tycho Holcomb has more than 10 years’ experience with self-sufficiency gardening, wild plant foraging, and has a special interest in perennial vegetables and forest gardens.

Karoline Nolsø Aaen has years of hands-on experience with gardening and a sustainable lifestyle

Dates: 
21 June 2013 to 27 June 2013
Teachers
Tomas Remiarz, Karoline Nolso Aaen, Tycho Holberg
Cost: 
4200 kr (Euros 550) (£480)
Address: 
as above
Contact name: 
Karoline Nolso Aaen

Forest Gardening Advanced Design, Sweden. INTEGRALPERMANENCE.ORG

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Forest Gardening represents the most sustainable form of food production through utilizing perennial crops on multiple layers. Not only does this allow us to stack crops vertically on any given site, by applying forest ecology principles we can also achieve the resilience, abundance and diversity of natural forest systems. Annual agriculture is today an incredibly unsustainable pursuit; industrial, fossil fuel and capital intensive monocultures than use up to 10 times the calories produced in their creation. Ironic as nature is powered on sunlight. We study forest ecology alongside soil development and all other aspects of related topics to allow us to design in complex plant matrixes that will function well beyond our own lifetimes. This exciting and emerging study will yield rich insights into the past as well as future forms of localized, perennial, decentralized human scale production.

What can I expect from the course?
This course is a mixture of theory, design and hands on practical’s. The site is being developed as an extensive forest garden and dedicated perennial forest garden nursery for Scandinavia. We will have plenty of opportunity to go through all aspects of planning, developing and maintaining a forest garden. Fast paced and intensive yet dynamic and sense engaging, this course will leave participants confident inspecies choice, guild selection, patch design, propagation and maintenance of their site, as well as all manner of resources for further study.

Topics covered will include;
• Composts, Compost Teas
• Biofertilisers
• Soil Development
• Ground Preparation
• Mulch Systems
• Design process
• Species Selection
• Agroforestry
• Timber Processing
• Planting Database
• Seed/ Plant Sources
• Windbreak Design
• Fencing
• Integrating Animals
• Fungi & Mushrooms
• Innoculants
• Siting
• Nursery Stock
• Propagation & Grafting

Dates: 
27 April 2013 to 1 May 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
Eur320.00 all inc

Forest Garden mini workshops

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Practical applied Permaculture sessions. Come and help create a Forest Garden from scratch alongside other regular volunteers in Whistable's Community Garden, part of the Permaculture LAND demonstration network. Free sessions as dates shown. One day paying workshop on Sat Nov 3rd.

Dates: 
9 October 2012 to 6 November 2012
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Every other Tuesday October 9th, 23rd, November 6th 11.30 to 12.30
Teachers
Jo Barker, Helen Smith, Jenny Kerbiriou
Cost: 
FREE
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Forest Garden Free mini workshops

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Learn how to create a beautiful, diverse perennial food garden that gets more and more abundant over the years while requiring less and less work to maintain it.

These will be applied hands on practical Permaculture Design workshops in the Community Garden.

Fortnightly Tuesdays 11.30.-12.30

Dates: 
25 September 2012 to 6 November 2012
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Fortnightly Tuesdays 11.30.-12.30 Sept 25th, Oct 9th, Oct 23rd, Nov 6th
Teachers
Jo Barker & Helen Smith
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
Free
Contact name: 
Jenny Kerbiriou
Telephone number: 
01227 266177

Forest Garden Introduction

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Learn how to create a beautiful, diverse perennial food garden that gets more and more abundant over the years while requiring less and less work to maintain it.

This will be a mixture of practical hands on practical Permaculture Design in the Community Garden (a LAND project) and indoor learning. The aim is that anyone coming to this day will gain the confidence to create their own basic food forest. They will understand the basics and know where to start.

We are developing an area of the Community Garden and transforming it into a Forest garden. There are already 4 layers to work with!

Experienced teachers and designer.

Dates: 
3 November 2012
More dates and times information: 
10am - 4.30pm
Teachers
Jo Barker Helen Smith
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
£45 £30 concessions
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Forest Garden Course

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75 Euros
Free Camping Area: Bring a tent or sleep in the Tipi
Delicious, Homemade Meals

www.balkep.org

Dates: 
25 October 2012 to 28 October 2012
Teachers
The Balkep Team - http://www.balkep.org/about-us.html
Cost: 
75 Euro - Free Camping Area: Bring a tent or sleep in the Ti
Address: 
Balkan Ecology Project 15 Dobri Kartolov Shipka Bulgaria
Contact name: 
Paul
Telephone number: 
+359899335034

Introduction to Forest Gardening Workshop

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Free workshop taking place at Axbridge Community Allotment, Somerset & their recently established community forest garden. This workshop will also focus on tree management. 1-4pm www.axbridgeallotment.org.uk

Dates: 
11 August 2012
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This workshop is part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Edible Gardens Scheme designed to show off Somerset’s edible assets, from community orchards to home gardens, with a whole weekend of free workshops & plenty of projects open to the public. FFI: http://incredible-edible-somerset.ning.com/page/open-gardens
Cost: 
Free
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INTRODUCTION TO FOREST GARDENING Cambridge

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This residential course is over 2 days with camping on-site. 8 miles from Cambridge and 50 miles from north London on a mixed organic farm set in the ‘big-sky’ country at the edge of
the Fens
Forest Gardening is a way of using the natural systems and layers of a woodland to create a food-producing environment with minimal effort. An edible forest garden is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs, and can be tailored to fit any space. This weekend course will provide a theoretical overview of how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden, including working on a practical planting design for a forest garden on the farm.

Dates: 
3 August 2012 to 5 August 2012
More dates and times information: 
Friday 3rd August; from 6:00pm, to Sunday 5th August 4pm finish.
Teachers
Claire White and Graham Burnett
Cost: 
£80-£120
Address: 
Fen End Farm, Oxholme Drove, Smithy Fen, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UP
Contact name: 
Vicky and Simon
Telephone number: 
Phone: 07801 719823.

Forest gardening

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Grow your food by mimicking young natural woodland. Perennial food is low maintenance and low input but can provide food year round. The day will include the theory behind forest gardening, plant selection, how to establish your own perennial food system and maintenance planning. We will also look at our newly planted forest garden and at a 3mx3m design for a backyard forest garden to show you do not need alot of land to have a forest garden.

Dates: 
14 September 2012
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A one day course 10am-4pm
Teachers
Pippa Chapman
Cost: 
£50 including veggie lunch, refreshments and all materials
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