Introduction to Forest Gardening /Food Forests

Specialist - Forest gardening
Summary information

How to solve the Worlds problems in a garden! Geoff Lawton was talking about Forest gardens.

This is a great introduction to this inspiring edible gardening technique where we are part of the Wildlife!
Whether you are interested in green issues, wildlife, re-wilding, wellbeing or responding to climate change, .

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. Amazing!
The course covers:
Permaculture design including Ecosystem principles and other design tools
get to know your site
Perennial plants
Wildlife, wellbeing and rewilding
Current research update
How to eat and utilise your forest garden
The Future Food Forests project
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. We will learn from the Community Gardens own forest garden area.
Facilitated by experienced and passionate Food Forest designer. Jo will take you for a forage walk and hopes to find over 100 things for a salad as well as show you how.
Helen Smith will be supporting this day. She is has her own abundant urban food forest and is developing resources for Children in Permaculture in a Community Forest garden in Margate.
This one day session should give you enough information to take your next steps in designing your own food forest.

Booking and further information
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£60 includes lunch. Early bird discount.
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Jo Barker
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
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10am to 4.30pm
9 October 2021
Venue information
Abbey Physic Community Garden
Abbey Place
ME13 7BG
United Kingdom
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This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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