Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Forest Gardening Weekend Course - London

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Want to create abundance in your own back garden or community growing space?

Forest garden design packs useful species into a small area to create an intensive and highly productive system. Learn how by design, a tree system can provide a diverse range of foods, requiring little maintenance and with few off site inputs.

On this two days course we will cover:

* how a forest garden works
* design elements of a forest garden
* useful permaculture design principles
* maintaining and building soil fertility

We will focus our outdoor activities and teaching efforts around Hackney City Farm's existing forest garden. We will show you how to conduct a site assessment, assess resources, check soil types and how to simultaneously meet the needs of the land and people. We will teach site surveying and mapping skills, which you can use to create your own designs.

Dates: 
24 March 2012 to 25 March 2012
Teachers
Claire White and Kevin Mascarenhas
Cost: 
£100 and concessions £60 are available on request
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Forest Gardening

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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. Karuna has developed different types of FG over the past 6 years and these wonderfully productive examples will provide the basis for the course.

Dates: 
15 June 2012 to 17 June 2012
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Arrivals in time for Dinner on Friday, starting at 6pm, ending Sunday 4.30pm
Teachers
Chris Evans
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yes
Cost: 
£130 (£100 concessions)
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Address: 
Picklescott, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6NT
Contact name: 
Janta & Merav Wheelhouse
Telephone number: 
01694 751374

Forest Garden Permaculture Designers Workshop in Lancashire

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Join the workshop to help develop a permaculture design for the site of a new forest garden at Whalley near Clitheroe over a single weekend and present the results to the site developers. More information may be found at http://northernschool.info/woodlandgarden

Dates: 
26 November 2011 to 27 November 2011
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See website for more info - http://northernschool.info/woodlandgarden
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Practical design work led by Angus Soutar and Victoria Dewhurst
Cost: 
£10 per day please bring food to share
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Near Whalley Railway Station
Contact name: 
Victoria Dewhurst
Telephone number: 
07765 414 335

Establishing a Forest Garden Practical Course

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A rare opportunity to not only learn about the theory behind forest gardening, but also to participate in the planting of one at a developing permaculture site on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor. Please note: This is a course unlikely to be repeated at this venue as the planting is a one-off activity.

This practical hands-on course will inform & inspire participants to plan, establish and maintain a forest garden.

The five day course will cover:
•A day of forest garden theory (& site visit to Martin Crawford's superb forest garden).
•A day of designing the forest garden layout, using permaculture principles.
•Half a day of tree planting & after care tuition.
•A day of planting out the trees & shrubs.
•Additional sessions on pruning trees & shrubs, plus propagation techniques.
•And much, much more!

Dates: 
29 February 2012 to 4 March 2012
Teachers
Aranya, Martin Crawford, Phil Gamble
Cost: 
£325

Forest Gardening

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We will introduce the principles and practice of forest gardening. By the end of the course you will be able to design, create and maintain a forest garden, and convert an existing open space into a forest garden. Practical exercises, demonstrations and design practice will be complemented by classroom sessions.

Dates: 
22 October 2011 to 6 November 2011
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22/23 October, 5/6 Novmeber 10am - 4pm
Teachers
Tomas Remiarz, Paul Paine
Cost: 
to be confirmed - FREE for people on means-tested benefits

Introduction to Forest Gardening and Urban Permaculture

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A one-day practical and informative presentation and seminar run by Steve Jones and Sector39 at RISC roof garden, Reading.

This day covers the basic principles required to start your own food forest and involves a mix of theoretical study, slides and video as well as some practical design and planting work. It covers the principles of ecology and how to develop genuinely sustainable landscapes. More broadly, we will also be looking at strategies to reclaim and green our urban and sub urban landscapes'

Dates: 
24 September 2011
Teachers
Steve Jones and Ian Watt
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
£45
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Gaia’s Kitchen Meets Gaia’s Garden

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September is a month of abundance both in the forest garden, our vegetable gardens and in the surrounding woodland and hedgerows.

Every year the College finds new and inspiring ways to work with the wide variety of seasonal produce grown locally and in the College gardens.

Learn from self-sufficiency guru Dave Hamilton about the many varieties of food present in less traditional places.

Join award winning cookery author Julia Ponsonby, along with chef Wayne Schroeder, and learn how to harvest and transform Nature's abundance into delicious and inspirational meals.

Revitalise your cooking by learning new recipes, new techniques and celebrate Nature’s bounty with fellow food lovers in the beautiful surroundings of Schumacher College’s 15th Century building.

Dates: 
13 September 2011 to 16 September 2011
Teachers
Julia Ponsonby, Wayne Schroeder and Dave Hamilton
Cost: 
£300 - All course fees include accommodation and food
Address: 
Schumacher College The Old Postern Dartington Totnes Devon TQ9 6EA
Contact name: 
Schumacher College
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1803 865934

An Introduction to Forest Gardening: Creating Edible Landscapes.

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Discover how forest gardening has been used for thousands of years to grow food in a more naturalistic way, combining trees, shrubs and perennials. Through a combination of theory and practical exercises, you will learn how to design and manage your own forest garden; even if you have limited space you can still produce food in a more sustainable way.

Full course details and timetable are available for download in PDF format: https://www.westdean.org.uk/resources/longdetails/1D2664.pdf

Dates: 
28 April 2012 to 28 July 2012
Teachers
Claire White
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Cost: 
£90 (5% online discount)
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Forest gardening: Brockwell Park greenhouses, Brixton, London

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Want to create abundance in your own back garden or community growing space?

Forest garden design packs useful species into a small area to create an intensive and highly productive system. Learn how by design, a tree system can provide a diverse range of foods, requiring little maintenance and with few offsite inputs.

On this two days course we will cover:

* how a forest garden works
* design elements of a forest garden
* useful permaculture design principles
* maintaining and building soil fertility

Participants are invited to bring their own designs to work on in small teams. We will show you how to conduct a site assessment, assess resources, check soil types and how to meet the needs of the land and the people. We will teach site surveying and mapping skills, which you will use to create your design.

Cost of the workshop is on an ability to pay sliding scale
£120 Sponsored/organisation rate
£90 Individual income more than 25k/yr
£60 Individual income less than 25k/yr
£40 For people in receipt of means tested benefits

Register your interest by filling in this form
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Or contact Rakesh for more details
rootsmanrak@yahoo.co.uk
07575 009 322

Rakesh is an experienced permaculture and forest gardening teacher. He is passionate about facilitating people's own personal learning pathways. Rakesh is currently developing his own forest garden strategy on his 50 acre property in Croatia, and has facilitated 3 community groups to create their own forest gardens in South London.

Kevin has recently designed and implemented a forest garden with more than 50 species from around the world at Occombe Community Farm http://occombe.blogspot.com/2011/01/occombe-forest-garden.html

His teaching and knowledge draws on observation, learning and working on forest gardens from Australia to central America on his recent one year study tour.

Dates: 
30 July 2011 to 31 July 2011
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9:30am to 5:30pm
Teachers
Kevin Mascarenhas & Rakesh Rootaman Rak
Cost: 
£120, £90, £60 or £40 (see above for details)
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Forest Gardening for Beginners

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Forest Gardening is a way of using the natural systems and layers of a woodland to create a food-producing environment with minimal effort. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. A Forest Garden can be tailored to fit any space. This weekend will provide a theoretical overview of how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden. This will be followed up by 2 planting days later in the year which will focus on creating and planting an actual forest garden at Fen End organic farm.

Dates: 
5 August 2011 to 7 August 2011
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19.30 Friday to 17.00 Sunday
Teachers
Graham Burnett
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Cost: 
Full cost £120, concs available
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