Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

Permaculture Forest Course (PFC) in the Azores islands 24 to 28 October 2018

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On the island of S.Miguel we will be teaching 3 courses
The SMC Sociocracy Management Course, from 5 to 9 Oct
the PDC Permaculture Design Course from 13 to 22 Oct
and the PFC Permaculture Forest Course, from 24 to 28 Oct
if you want you can be part of the 3 courses to get a deeper experience on Permaculture education.
For people that complete the 3 courses there will be access to the
Permaculture Design Internship certificate

On the PFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to create a stable diverse abundant forest that produces food.
This island has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts or rhubarb with tropical fruits like mangoes or pineaples all growing very close.

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24 October 2018 to 28 October 2018
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Permaculture Forest Course in Iquitos, Peru - Low Amazon 20 to 24 June 2018

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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.

The subjects covered during the PFC include:

Agro ecology
Food Forest creation and management
How to combine fruits and veggies
Plants and tres species
How, when and where to plant
Climate zones
Social forests

Dates: 
20 June 2018 to 24 June 2018
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SYNTROPIC AGROFORESTRY WORKSHOP with NAMASTE MESSERSCHMIDT from BRAZIL in Spain

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The Agroforestry System, also known as Syntropic Agroforestry, was developed by Ernst Götsch and it is today one of the most viable planting techniques regarding environmental, economic and social practices. The planting is done synchronously with agricultural (vegetables & fruit) and forest species. This planting system is inspired by the way forests develop.High density and diversity plantations can only be possible though the use of short, medium and long life cycled species occupying all forest strata (low, medium, high and emergent). Increasingly productive agriculture plantations will be possible by following the stated principles, where sun light and hydric resources are optimised.
During the workshop in Spain you will get the chance to learn directly from one of Ernst Goetsch best long term students and collaborator in over 20 Syntropic Agroforestry workshops. We will get theoretical and practical insights from Namaste Messerschmidts vast experience in Syntropic Agriculture. We also will work together during the course on a Syntropic Agroforestry System for the Temperate Climate context.
About the facilitator:
The Agroforestry consultant, Namastê Messerschmidt, has technical and practical experience in implementation and handling of Syntropic Agrofestry Systems. Namastê has been following Ernst Götsch’s steps for over 18 years and applies on a daily basis Ernst’s teachings as an introductory and advanced Syntropic Agriculture course instructor.He has taught over 20 course together with Ernst Goetsch.Namastê has been supporting valuable projects in Brasil such as:
- Cooperfloresta and Mário Lago’s settlement through content writing and consultancy work.
- Author of Projecto Agroflorestar’s publications such as the book and several flyers.
- Works as a consultant at OCA’s Institute and Fazenda da Toca.
https://www.soilsunsoul.net/syntropic-agroforestry-workshop-june-2018.html

Dates: 
22 June 2018
24 June 2018
Teachers
Namaste Messerschmidt
Cost: 
300-350 Euro
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Roman

Forest gardening in practice

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Tomas Remiarz, author of Forest Gardening in Practice, will introduce the theory and practice of creating your own edible ecosystem. We will see many successful examples and create new forest garden guilds at Karuna in Shropshire, one of the leading forest gardens in the UK on a beautiful 18 acre site..

Dates: 
11 August 2018 to 12 August 2018
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http://www.karuna.org.uk/forest-gardening-course.html
Cost: 
£150-180, includes food
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Introduction to forest gardening

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We will go through the basics of setting up your own garden, using a plot on Ty Mawrs land as an example.

Dates: 
26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018
Address: 
Ty Mawr, Llangasty, Brecon, Powys
Contact name: 
Rae Gervis
Telephone number: 
07949 396589

One month food forest course

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Join us at Keela Yoga Farm in October 2018 for our month long Food forest course in Portugal.

Course Outline
- Enjoy a tour of our new food forest and the farm
- Design and help to expand a new food forest
- Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
- Learn about the food soil web, how to make organic fertilizers 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
- Create beds for annuals in between the trees for planting to maximise the space in the food forests
- Learn how to design, select and buy irrigation systems
- Plan and perform earthworks for water catchment by selecting locations for swales
- Learn how to graft trees
- Learn how to make compost piles, organic fertilizers and how to breed fungi and bacteria for the soil (teas)
- Opportunity to learn some natural building techniques
- Attend weekly workshops on fermentations, permaculture principles and other farming related topics
- Plant trees as part of our reforestation program outside of the new food forest
- Learn about foraging for wild greens and weeds for edibles and medicinal plants
- Opportunity to learn carpentry skills for making items for the food forest such as cold frames and trellises
- 1 weekly trip to either the local market, local community events, community help or local sites
- 1.5 days of to relax and study
- daily yoga classes
- Healthy organic food

Dates: 
1 October 2018 to 31 October 2018
Cost: 
700 EUR
Address: 
Mata da Rainha, Portugal
Contact name: 
Laurence Manchee
Telephone number: 
960188968

One month food forest course

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Join us at Keela Yoga Farm in March, 2018 for our month long Food forest courses in Portugal.

Learn everything you need to know about starting your very own food forest whilst experiencing off-grid living on a new permaculture project. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation practice amongst the beautiful Portuguese countryside!

Course Outline

Enjoy a tour of our new food forest and the farm
Design and help to expand a new food forest
Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
Learn about the food soil web, how to make organic fertilizers and cultivate microbiology for the soil
Plant trees and guilds in the food forest
Discover how to properly research trees and their companions
Propagate perennials to plant into next year’s food forests
Create beds for annuals in between the trees for planting to maximise the space in the food forests
Learn how to design, select and buy irrigations systems
Plan and perform earthworks for water catchment by selecting locations for swales and a small lake with the help of a digger
Learn how to graft trees
Learn how to make compost piles, organic fertilizers and how to breed fungi and bacteria for the soil (teas)
Opportunity to learn some natural building techniques
Attend weekly workshops on fermentations, permaculture principles and other farming related topics
Plant trees as part of our reforestation program outside of the new food forest
Learn about foraging for wild greens and weeds for edibles and medicinal plants
Opportunity to learn and share carpentry skills for making work benches and furniture from the food forests from our own timber
1 weekly trip to either the local market, local community events and local sites
1 day per week helping on a farm in the local community that needs it
yoga and permaculture
A typical summer morning’s harvest from our food forest this year

Dates: 
1 March 2018
31 March 2017
Cost: 
500 EUR
Address: 
Mata da Rainha, Portugal
Contact name: 
Laurence Manchee
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Forest Gardens and Edible Ecosystems; Design, Harvest and Use

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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.

Forest gardens are one of the most sustainable and regenerative ways of growing edible crops. They have grown in popularity in temperate climates over the past 20 years. This course is designed to help you both start designing a forest garden according to your needs and to look at uses of possible produce.

Tutors include the world expert Martin Crawford, founder and director of The Agroforestry Research Trust (whose 25 year old forest garden is on the Dartington Estate) and leading permaculturalist Caroline Aitken of Patrick Whitfield Associates.

The course will involve a tour of the Schumacher College Forest garden which is in its early stage of development and a close look at its design. Tours of Martin Crawford’s established and pioneering forest garden at Dartington, a tour of his younger forest garden and pioneering forest garden greenhouse, a nut trial site, and hands on harvesting, preserving and cooking of some forest garden produce with Caroline Aitken.

What will you gain from taking part in this course?
• Learn what a forest garden is
• Experience forest gardens of different sizes and ages with agroforestry and permaculture experts
• Gain practical knowledge and confidence to cook and experiment using your crops
• Learn and take part in harvesting and preserving produce

This courses is for you if you are a:
• Gardener wanting to learn about more sustainable systems
• Permaculture practitioner
• Agroforestry practitioner

Dates: 
13 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
Teachers
Martin Crawford Caroline Aitken Ella Sparks Jane Gleeson

Schumacher College,
The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes,
Devon, TQ9 6EA, UK

Cost: 
£570.00
Address: 
The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes,
Contact name: 
Brenda Nagy - Short Course Administrator
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1803 865934

Forest Gardening Course

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Forest gardens are low input / high output systems, tailored to meeting the maximum productivity from minimum work, by careful thinking, planning, design and execution. Come and see how it works at Garden Cottage.

Dates: 
3 March 2018 to 4 March 2018
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9am to 4pm
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Annie Casey
Telephone number: 
07885905090

Introduction to Forest Gardening

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Come and learn about this inspiring ecological gardening technique to grow our food, meet many human needs and increase wildlife. Based on principles found in nature, forest gardens will need less and less work over the years whilst providing more and more yields. We will cover: ecosystem design, perennial plants, seven layers, history, design considerations, permaculture design, wildlife and rewilding. We will connect to the environment through nature awareness, foraging and observing natural ecological design principles. We will observe natural edible forest garden edges and explore the implications of this way of gardening. This one day session should give you enough information to have a go in your own garden and be inspired.

Dates: 
15 October 2017
15 October 2017
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10am to 4pm
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Jo Barker
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Wildwood is where you can come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife past and present.
We have over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland.
See Bears, Wolves, Arctic Foxes, Bison, Deer, Owls, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Lynx, Wild Horses, Badgers, Beavers and much more as you make your way around the park.

Cost: 
£40
Address: 
Herne, Kent
Contact name: 
Suzanne Kynaston, Conservation Training Co-ordinator at Wildwood
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Tel: 01227 711 471 Main Office Tel: 01227 712 111