How to create a Forest Garden

Specialist - Forest gardening
Summary information

Packed with case studies, visits, design sessions, foraging and more this is an ideal course for a beginner as well as someone designing their own project. Day 1 is full of information and inspiration. Day 2 is about application.
The course will cover:
• Origins & principles of forest gardening.
• Perennial food growing,
• Applying permaculture principles• Design with trees, shrubs and ground cover.
• Implementation of design and aftercare.

This course is open to all, no previous experience is necessary to attend, forest gardening attracts interest from experienced gardeners and professionals as well as newcomers. There will be practical sessions and design exercises. We will be outdoors for much of the course and will be site visits to a home forest garden and Brogdale, home of the national fruit collection.
If you have a project there will be an opportunity to develop your ideas within the course. You can let us know on the booking form.
By the end of the course you will have a basic knowledge of the ideas and principles of forest gardening as well as understanding some of the techniques necessary to put the theory into practice.
The weekend will be led by Jo Barker and guest, Jo is an experienced & passionate Forest Garden Designer and teacher who has worked on various projects, ranging from woodland, farm, home garden and community projects spanning nearly 20 years. With a professional background in Landscape Architecture and Permaculture Design she brings strong design skills. Examples of designs will be available on the course.
To Book & more information contact: Jo Barker
If you have a disability that you think may affect your ability to attend the course, please contact us before booking to discuss how you can be accommodated.

Booking and further information
£180 full cost. £120 low income £80 concession
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
Saturday 10am to 7pm Sunday 10am to 4pm
12 March 2016 to 13 March 2016
Jo Barker and guest
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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