Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

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
Telephone number: 
+351960188968

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
Cost: 
http://grahambell.org/permaculture-courses/courses
Contact name: 
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
Teachers
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
Telephone number: 
Tel: 01227 711 471 Main Office Tel: 01227 712 111

One Month Food Forest Course

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Learn everything you need to know about starting and managing 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 plant a new food forest for another part the farm
- Learn how to draw to scale drawings for design and planning
- 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, including a trip to the local irrigation shop
- 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

Dates: 
1 November 2017 to 30 November 2017
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Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
500
Address: 
Mata Da Rainha, Portugal
Contact name: 
Laurence
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Forest Gardening - An Introduction

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Forest gardening, or something equivalent, has existed for thousands of years. From Sri
Lanka to the native cultures of America, tribes of humans have gardened the forest, creating
intimate patchworks of highly diverse and productive clearings. These systems mimicked
natural ecosystems, growing many species of edible and useful plants together.
In contrast to this picture of diverse, wild systems, current agricultural methods are often unsustainable because of
their dependency on non-renewable resources. The modern concept of forest gardening is
evolving, in part, from the desire to create a system focusing on food crops, but also looking
towards a way for us to live in balance, as part of the whole. This course will introduce to the key concepts in forest gardening and the core considerations in designing sustainable systems that create multiple yields.

Dates: 
6 October 2018 to 7 October 2018
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Full day of tuition and design guidance, followed by a half day visit to see forest gardening in practice.
Teachers
Angie Polkey
Cost: 
£50 tbc
Telephone number: 
01970 621580

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.

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
Integration with other farm and garden systems

Dates: 
16 June 2018 to 17 June 2018
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Arrive 9am for 9.30am start, each day will finish at 5.30pm
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Cost: 
£75-£95-£135 sliding scale
Contact Details: 
Contact name: 
Chris Evans
Telephone number: 
01584 831195

Forest Gardening

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The morning session will guide you through the theory of forest gardens, with topics such as:
the seven layers of a forest garden
site selection and external factors
plant choices
design considerations (fertility, placement)
planting and maintenance
Lunch will include forest garden produce and a chance to taste some more unusual varieties.
In the afternoon we will take a tour of Sarah’s six year old forest garden which has a wide range of fruit, vegetables and craft materials.  This was planted in 2011 as part of a National Forest Changing Landscapes scheme.
Workshop leader Sarah Spencer is an experienced forest gardener, having created two forest gardens – at her own smallholding and at Melbourne Junior School.  She holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.
Price: £35 including refreshments, lunch and forest garden produce tastings  10.00 am to 3pm

Dates: 
3 September 2017
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10am to 3pm
Teachers
Sarah Spencer
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Whistlewood is ten acres of community owned land in South Derbyshire. Designed using permaculture it is a truly community endeavour. Sarah's smallholding at St Brides is a nine acre permaculture smallholding where we grow fruit and veg, keep chickens and bees and have woodlands, orchards and a forest garden.

Cost: 
£35 (limited concessions available also)
Contact name: 
Sarah Spencer

Forest Garden development

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In the far corner of the community garden is a peaceful spot where we are transforming an orchard into a forest garden which will be a foraging paradise and a beautiful peaceful place to sit and reflect. We are already using the space for running courses and is a popular spot during the garden's big events. Every session we learn some theory, forage and do some practical forest gardening.
We will have special events such as mushroom growing (14/3/17)

Dates: 
14 March 2017
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Every second Tuesday of the month. 1.30 to 3.30
Teachers
Jo Barker
Apprentice Teachers
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Cost: 
Free unless special guest
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