Creating a Food Forest - a 2 day course on consecutive Sundays

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A 2 day course on designing a Forest Garden on Sundays 13 and 20 Feb - suitable for beginners.

Imagine a garden that looks as lovely as a young woodland and produces loads of food, but needs very little digging, weeding or pest control - imagine a ‘forest garden’. Forest gardening is a way of growing food where nature does most of the work for you. Modelled on a natural woodland, crops are grown in different layers from canopy to roots, ground cover to climbers. Through careful planning, plants are chosen which have beneficial effects on each other, creating a healthy system that maintains its own fertility. Once established, your main task will be harvesting!

Day One will cover:
Forest Garden history
What is a Forest Garden?
Identify your aims and objectives
‘Life on the edge’
Planning for succession
How to conduct a survey
Valuing diversity
9 ways of observing

Day 2 will cover:
Soil fertility
Soil creation
7 Layers
Right plant in the right place
‘Guilds’ (beneficial plant associations)
Planning for real exercise
Designing your own plot.

Booking and further information
Contact Details: 
Cost: 
£90 (£70 conc - household income under £15K)
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
9.30am-5pm consecutive Sundays 13 and 20 Feb. Please bring a packed lunch.
13 February 2011
Teachers
Rakesh Bhambri
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