Specialist permaculture courses on forest gardening.

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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Cost: 
500
Address: 
Mata Da Rainha, Portugal
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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.
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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
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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
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Free unless special guest
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Forest Gardening course at Rockaway Park near Bristol, June 2017

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Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. The design principles can be replicated in even the smallest of urban gardens – find out how!

Dates: 
3 June 2017 to 6 June 2017
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£300 - £250 early bird discount before end March 2017
Contact name: 
Marta
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Food Forest Course at Atlantis Garden - Tenerife island -Spain 23 to 27 February 2017

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The new school brings you a very special experience

Do you want to learn more about food forest gardens?
Do you want to know more about plants and trees combinations?
Do you have some land that you want to design and develop?
Do you want to learn more about social forestry?

Atlantis is an amazing 20 year old forest garden in the island of Tenerife, Spain and that is now being developed by Helder Valente and the New School Permaculture.

In this 5 day course you will learn about forest gardening and how to develop and maintain a food forest.

The concepts that you will learn about forest gardening, you will be able to aply in any other climate of the world.

Course content:
Agro ecology
Food forest creation and management
How to combine fruits and veggies
Climate zones
Plants and trees species
How wen and where to plant
Social forests

To see some of the plants we have been studing
http://sublimart.blogspot.pt/2014/04/my-plants-and-trees-list.html

To know whats going on our project
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlantis-Food-Forest-Garden/2652677603061...

This course is for forests fans

Hope to see you

Dates: 
23 February 2017 to 27 February 2017
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250
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forest gardening weekend

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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 & learn 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.

Dates: 
14 July 2017 to 16 July 2017
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arrival & introduction 14 July Friday eve 4pm onwards, Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm
Teachers
Chris Evans
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Cost: 
£150 to £175 (Sliding scale)
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Address: 
Shropshire
Contact name: 
Janta
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01694 751374
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Forest Gardening

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Forests are self-fertile assemblages of mutually beneficial trees, plants, fungi, animals, birds and invertebrates, which are productive throughout the seasons and offer niches for flora and fauna to prosper in a mutually supportive way. They are sustained by the natural cycles of life where the outputs of each species meet the needs of each other in intricate and sustaining ways.

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: 
28 October 2017 to 29 October 2017
Cost: 
www.http://grahambell.org/permaculture-courses/courses-charg
Address: 
Garden Cottage, Coldstream
Contact name: 
Annie Casey
Telephone number: 
07885 905090

Forest Gardening

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Forests are self-fertile assemblages of mutually beneficial trees, plants, fungi, animals, birds and invertebrates, which are productive throughout the seasons and offer niches for flora and fauna to prosper in a mutually supportive way. They are sustained by the natural cycles of life where the outputs of each species meet the needs of each other in intricate and sustaining ways.

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: 
25 March 2017 to 26 March 2017
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Garden Cottage, Coldstream
Contact name: 
Annie Casey
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