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
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.