Edible Forest Gardening In A Nutshell: An Introduction
Sunday, April 29, 2012 9am – 1 pm $45-60 sliding scale
Edible Forest Gardening (EFG) is an effective way to design home scale gardens in our climate that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function, but grow food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizer, “farmaceuticals,” and fun while we consciously apply the principles of ecology and permaculture. Join us for a hands-on skill-building experience in edible forest gardening. Learn to transform traditional lawn landscapes into abundant food-producing perennial forest gardens. Participants will learn the skills needed to get started at their own home or expand the abilities of a gardening business. We will get our hands dirty while we install and establish a new forest garden. Have you wanted to:
■learn about Permaculture and/or Edible Forest Gardening?
■learn how to grow more food in less space with less weeding and watering?
■learn how to use organic gardening methods to produce healthier food for your family?
■learn how to build healthy soil?
■learn how to incorporate healthy nuts, fruits, and perennial vegetables into your garden space?
■An Introduction to Permaculture and Edible Forest Gardening
■Basic Organic Gardening Techniques
■The Design Process Using Forest Garden Pattern Language
■Installing an EdibleForestGarden
This dynamic, hands-on class will meet from 9 am-1 pm in Rochester, NY. All classes will be held in Rochester, NY. Because this workshop is being held at a private residence, full location details (including address) will be provided upon registration and payment. Class size is limited. Sliding scale $45-60. Optional brown bag lunch after class. Preregistration is required.
To register: Send a check payable to Rochester Permaculture Center, PO Box 18212, Rochester, NY 14618 by April 20, 2012 along with (1) your name, (2) your mailing address, (3) your email address, and (4) phone number. Additionally, please send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know to expect you. Save $10 if you register and pay in full by March 9, 2012.
patty love, MALS, PDC
Barefoot Edible Landscape & Permaculture – owner
RochesterPermacultureCenter – Program Director