Course DescriptionThis is a 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting, at a beautiful venue where they have started to be established over the past 2 years.
The 2-day course will cover:
- Benefits of forest gardening
- Ecological principles
- 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
The course will include hands-on practicals in topics such as plant propagation (grafting, budding, layering, etc.), mulching, site surveying and design layout, and planting a forest garden.
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.
You will be able to go home and start your journey into forest gardening, or be better informed to manage a forest garden that you have already started. And you’ll know how to continue your journey through research into existing literature and being part of an ever-growing network of forest gardeners in the UK
Anyone wanting to establish forest gardens by themselves or with others, privately or as a community venture
Truly inspirational. Really well paced with mix of indoor/outdoor, theory/practical. Feel equipped to make the next steps. Thank you so much!
Please bring food for shared lunch, cooking facilities available; teas/drinks & snacks provided. Participants coming from farm afield are welcome to arrive on Friday evening and/or stay over on Saturday night - please let us know your needs. Camping (£7 p.d.) or indoor accommodation (£15 p.d.) available on application.
June 16th - 17th 2018
The course will begin on the morning of Saturday 16th June at 9.30am (please arrive by 9am to get settled in), and will finish on Sunday 17th at 5.30pm.
• Concessionary rate (3 places available for unemployed, pensioners & students, on a first-come first served basis) – £75
• Low-income rate (under £12k/year income) – £95
• Full rate – £125
We offer this sliding scale on an honesty basis and to try and make courses more available for low-income groups. We trust that you will pay what is right for you. Payment by installments are also accepted - please let us know.
Bring a Friend
Who do you know that could also benefit from learning about Forest Gardening? We offer a 10% discount on your course fee if you can bring a friend to attend the course (this offer is available any time after you book your own place, right up until the course starts).
Please contact Chris for further enquiries and booking
Landline: 01584 831195
Postcode is SY8 4JG - Orleton Common (more details provided on booking)