Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Forest Gardening

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The overall aim of this two day course is to give you an overview of how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden. Course size: up to 25 participants.
Forest gardening – course outline

Basics

* First principles – natural forests – definition - growth layers
* Why Forest Gardening - benefits
* Succession

Design

* Design principles – questions – initial stages – collecting info
* Combining everything
* Design of clearings
* Design of edges – edge features - light (PAR) – types of edge – types of plants
* Design of hedges
* Design of paths
* Design of ground covers – functions – types

Practicalities

* Preparation - converting grass to ground cover
* Planting
* Mulches – mulch types
* Seasonal maintenance
* Growing your own plants

Species

* Species for clearings
* Species for edges
* Species for hedges
* Tree crops
* Shrub crops
* Climbers
* Perennials
* Perennial leaf crops
* Species for ground covers – paths – clearings - polycultures
* Annuals & biennials
* Root & bulb crops
* Fungi – below ground – above ground
* Plants for difficult sites

Dates: 
2 July 2011 to 3 July 2011
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The course will run 9.15-5.30 on Saturday & 9.15-4.30 on Sunday.
Teachers
Martin Crawford
Cost: 
Course fees - £150 (non-residential)
Address: 
46 Hunters Moon, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JT

Advanced Forest Gardening

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This course is for those already under way with their own forest gardens. We also advise that you should already have attended the forest gardening course run by the ART.

Unlike the taught forest gardening course, this course will be based very much around the participants, inviting them to talk about their own gardens and discussing their successes and failures. It should be a good way of troubleshooting problems you are having and getting good ideas for trying new things. Will include several visits into the Dartington forest garden to concentrate on areas which have been highlighted by participants.

Dates: 
20 August 2011 to 21 August 2011
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The course will run 9.30-5.00 on Saturday & 9.30-4.00 on Sunday.
Teachers
Martin Crawford
Cost: 
Course fees - £150 (non-residential)
Address: 
46 Hunters Moon, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JT

Forest Gardening

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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 & lean from examples of forest gardens that have been establishing over the past 5 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 fee includes all meals and refreshments

Dates: 
24 June 2011 to 26 June 2011
Teachers
Chris Evans
Cost: 
£ 120-90
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Address: 
Karuna, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6NT
Contact name: 
Merav
Telephone number: 
01694 751374

Introduction to Forest Gardening

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This 2 day course will clearly explain the principles of managing a forest garden through a series of practical steps. Combining theory and practical exercises, there will be opportunities to practice perennial planting design, and learn about implementing and maintaining your own site. We’ll also cover the history of Forest Gardening and its connection with Permaculture.

The course will take place at a 16-year-old urban forest garden planted by Naturewise in the grounds of Margaret McMillan School, which is a wonderful example of how urban land management can support many beneficial relationships and produce many yields.

Course led by Claire White.

www.clairewhitegardens.co.uk

Venue:
Margaret Macmillan School, Hornsey Rise London N19.
Cost:
£100. Full Price,
£60. Cons
Contact: [email protected]

Dates: 
14 May 2011 to 15 May 2011
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2 day course
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Course led by Claire White. www.clairewhitegardens.co.uk
Cost: 
£100. Full Price, £60. Concessions
Contact name: 
Claire White
Telephone number: 
07899 843 061

Edible Forest Gardening

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Having a highly productive but minimal maintenance food production system appeals to many people and a Forest Garden could be the answer. Whether your patch of land is small or large, bare or planted, the principles of Forest Gardening can be applied to good effect. Time will be spent in our 7 year old garden and there will be practical design opportunities too.

Dates: 
3 September 2011
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10am to 4pm
Teachers
Rachel Benson
Cost: 
£45, includes lunch
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Edible Forest Gardening

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Having a highly productive but minimal maintenance food production system appeals to many people and a Forest Garden could be the answer. Whether your patch of land is small or large, bare or planted, the principles of Forest Gardening can be applied to good effect. Time will be spent in our 7 year old garden and there will be practical design opportunities too.

Dates: 
16 July 2011
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10am to 4pm
Teachers
Rachel Benson
Cost: 
£45, includes lunch
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Forest Gardening

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Learn how to grow fruit, nuts, salads and perennial vegetables as a low maintenance, highly productive garden ecosystem. The course includes 4 site visits.
Day 1: Seaford
Day 2: Brighton
See website for full details
http://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/courses/gardening/forestgardening

***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website

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Dates: 
4 July 2020 to 5 July 2020
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10am-5pm
Teachers
Bryn Thomas, Stephan Gehrels
Cost: 
£84-£247.50 (depending on income)
Address: 
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9PZ
Telephone number: 
07746 18 59 27

Winter Vegetable Growing with Richard Higgins

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This unique course shows the theory and practical of how to grow abundant veg in tunnels at three levels,for winter harvesting. Also on raised beds without digging them - this week is planting/sowing week (moon planting). Some revolutionary system techniques in HERTFORDSHIRE in the Green belt of North London with Richard Higgins, Richard has cured the arthritis in his arm, after a serious motorcycle accident, by his growing technique! Yes, it sounds unbelievable but it is absolutely true. He may even show you his compound fracture and skin graft! Site planning, ground water management, plant selections, planting with copper tools. Planting fruit trees and bushes and now veg into our Forest Garden. Taking strawberry runners from our three tier polutunnel. Course covers a sneak preview of 'composting at optimum efficiency' to produce your own potent fertilizer so you can avoid ploughing, digging and green manuring on any land type. Moon planting rules covered and print outs available for you. How to reduce (eliminate) pests and disease without chemicals or sprays of any kind (and without ducks and frogs!) How to re-mineralize your food crops and stop taking supplements. The best veg growing books are available here.
There is a prize for any slug or snail you can find on our raised beds.

Course includes all v/v meals and refreshments
This is a one day course for £60 each.

Dates: 
10 September 2013
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Course starts at 9.30am - 4.30pm includes theory and practical but all low tech! based on extensive micro-organic life in the soil. We can put right any situation that is lacking with the micro-organic system. Probably the most effective and most productive vegetable growing system (Farmers of Forty Centuries). Full directions sent upon receipt of your booking. Please use email: [email protected] to book as we have web site problems right now.
Teachers
Richard Higgins NDA, PDC
Cost: 
£.60.00 each
Address: 
Well End, South Herts.
Contact name: 
Richard Higgins
Telephone number: 
07983 439 171