Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Introduction to Forest Gardening

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An introduction to the theory and practice of forest gardening. Based in a household-scale forest garden in an Aberdeen allotment.

Dates: 
9 September 2018
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11a.m. to 5 p.m.
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The local community centre, 100 m from the forest garden.

Cost: 
£50
Address: 
1D Powis Circle
Contact name: 
Alan Carter
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01224276810
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Forest Gardening

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Tools for planning, designing and implementing a forest garden on small or large scale using permaculture design principles and process. This course is catered, accommodation is camping

Dates: 
12 July 2019 to 14 July 2019
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arrive afternoon of 12th, finish by 5.30pm on 14th
Cost: 
£130-£180 sliding scale
Contact name: 
Merav
Telephone number: 
01694 751374

Forest Gardening

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Tools for planning, designing and establishing a forest garden small or large scale, using permaculture design principles and process.
This course is self-catered (bring food to share); accommodation is camping; inside accommodation available on request.

Dates: 
18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019
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9.30am - 5.30pm each day
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£75-£95-£125 sliding scale
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01584 831195

Introduction to Successional Agroforestry in Spain - 150 euro only!

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The concept of Syntropic Agriculture was devised by the Swiss/Brazilian researcher and botanist Ernst Gotsch from what is broadly known in Brazil as successional agroforestry. Syntropic Agriculture aims to produce food, timber and fibre through a process based agriculture with minimal external inputs and without chemical fertilisers and pesticides. The aim is to build resources such as water, topsoil and biodiversity as we produce our food. Syntropic Agriculture has been proving to be financially viable and effective in many climates and biomes.
Participants will learn:
The history and principles of successional agroforestry,
How to implement and manage those systems,
How to choose where to implement these systems in their properties,
How to harmonise these systems with nature's patterns (sun, winds, topography, local flora, etc.),
How to choose appropriate plant consortiums to each stage and soil condition of the system,
How to choose and plan the production of value adding produce.
Facilitators: Gabriel Menezes is an agroecological farmer in Campo Largo, South of Brazil. Gabriel has successfully integrated Permaculture Design principles and techniques as well as agroecological ones to his agroforestry-based farm. Since 2007 Gabriel has been working as a consultant in the planning and implementation of successional agroforestry systems (aka Syntropic Agriculture). As one of the co-founders of Simbiose Agroflorestal (https://simbiose.agr.br/somos-nos/).
Eurico Vianna, PhD, is an author, social activist, environmentalist and martial-artist driven to create a better world through everything he does.www.holosdesign.com.au

Dates: 
13 October 2018
14 October 2018
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Gabriel Menezes & Eurico Vianna
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150-200 euro
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Forest Gardening - Edinburgh

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Forest gardening is an increasingly popular approach to growing food sustainably and efficiently through making use of the beneficial relationships of a natural healthy ecosystem, maximising the use of the garden’s vertical dimension, and increasing the range of perennial food plants to fill all available niches.

This two-day course will introduce you to the forest garden approach and its benefits, teaching you the basics of designing a forest garden, and the methods of establishing and maintaining it. The approach can be used whether you are converting an existing garden or allotment, want to grow more edible species in a forest, or are starting with a blank canvas.
There will also be an overview of the wide variety of trees, shrubs and perennial vegetables that can be grown and enjoyed for food, fibre, dyes, medicines, fuel, and pure beauty.
The course will include a practical element: you will use what you've learnt to create a design for a forest garden around our course venue, Bridgend Farmhouse.

For more information and to book, visit the NonStuff website here: www.nonstuff.co.uk/courses

Dates: 
15 September 2018 to 16 September 2018
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09:45 - 17:00 both days
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Bridgend Farmhouse is a community owned and run charitable organisation in south Edinburgh with a mission to ensure the newly renovated Farmhouse exists as a sustainable, community-owned centre for learning, eating and exercise; where all can learn, work and grow together to develop a flourishing community and place.

Cost: 
£40 - £120 depending on income
Contact name: 
Nenya Milne
Telephone number: 
07874 009790

Forest gardening

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Learn how to design, implement and maintain a forest garden / food forest, with this 15-episode video course. Available as the whole course or as individual subject episodes. Joining this course also enables access to the forest garden forum.

Dates: 
16 June 2018
31 December 2021
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Cost: 
£199 (whole course) / £15 per episode
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Martin Crawford
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Forest gardening / food forests

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Learn how to design, implement and maintain a forest garden in this 2.5 day course, run by Martin Crawford and based in the forest gardens of the ART in Devon.

Dates: 
14 September 2018 to 16 September 2018
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Martin Crawford
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£230.00
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Martin Crawford
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Forest gardening / food forests

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A 2.5 day course covering all aspects of forest gardening, from design to implementation and maintenance, based at forest gardens of the ART in Devon.

Dates: 
20 July 2018 to 22 July 2018
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Martin Crawford
Cost: 
£230.00
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Martin Crawford

Agroforestry with Professor Martin Wolfe DEVON

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“Agroforestry is both a traditional practice, and a modern practice. It has undergone a renewal and uptake for modern sustainable farming methods over the last 30-40 years The name of "agroforestry" was created in the 1977 to describe the deliberate use of incorporating trees into farming practice”

Professor Martin Wolfe is one of the world's leading experts on Agroforestry, based on 30 years of experimental work on his farm in Suffolk. He will offer his expert knowledge in Agroforestry, the benefits, and ways in which trees can be combined with arable and livestock systems. The course will equip you with an overview in how to design, implement and manage an agroforestry system. Starting with an introduction to agroforestry and its benefits the course will lead you through designing and planning your own agroforestry system. We will visit four agroforestry systems on the Dartington Hall Estate, incorporating Alley Cropping, the Forest Garden at Martin Crawford’s Agroforestry Research Centre, and the new Agroforestry plots at the Schumacher College and at Huxhams Cross Farm.

Dates: 
21 September 2018 to 23 September 2018
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Course runs from Friday afternoon at 1pm to Sunday afternoon 1pm
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Professor Martin Wolfe
Cost: 
£120.00
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Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6AA
Contact name: 
Rachel Phillips
Telephone number: 
07540445851

Practical Forest Gardening - understory planting

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Returning to the site where we planted out the first phase of a new forest garden five years ago, we'll be adding to the planting at the lower levels. This is a rare opportunity to participate in the continued development of one, learning both theory and participating in practical activities at an established permaculture venue. The site is quite challenging, being on a steep slope at 400m above sea level and on acidic soil, so also shows what can be achieved, even in difficult conditions. Heathercombe is also very beautiful, being on the edge of wild Dartmoor.
The course includes a visit to Martin Crawford's flagship forest garden near Totnes, where we shall focus specifically on the understory planting.
Please note this is the second of two complementary courses which can be taken either individually or together. Part one will focus on the planting out of the tree and shrub layers of a new forest garden, adjacent to the existing one.

Dates: 
3 May 2019 to 5 May 2019
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Three full days (9.00am - 5.00pm), plus an evening.
Teachers
Aranya, Caroline Aitken & Martin Crawford.
Cost: 
£225 (incl. tuition, handouts accommodation & food)
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