Forest Gardening course at Rockaway Park near Bristol, June 2017

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Product Description

We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with our good friends at Rockaway Park near Bristol to offer this wonderful new forest gardening course.

Dates; Saturday 3rd June – Tuesday 6th June 2017

Venue; Rockaway Park, Temple Cloud, near Bristol; “Hidden away in a disused quarry on top of Cloud Hill, in Temple Cloud… Rockaway is the umbrella for the many diverse and interdependent things that occur here. Set up with the intention of sharing work, visions and ideas, If you would like to work with us or get involved in any way, have a look around and see if anything appeals…. We don’t have much in the way of finance , but we have a fantastic place and a lot of enthusiasm.. We also have workshop, studio and limited storage space available to rent”. Check out their web site to find out more

Led by; Graham Burnett, holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the  Vegan Book of Permaculture.

Details; Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. The design principles can be replicated in even the smallest of urban gardens – find out how!

This four day course will cover;

  • What is forest gardening?
  • Annuals vs perennials and tree crops – food for a future!
  • Principles of forest gardening
  • Forest garden design step by step
  • What do you want from your forest garden?
  • Urban forest gardening for small gardens and community projects
  • Creating plant guilds
  • Trees and their energy transactions
  • The living soil
  • Site mapping and surveying skills
  • The Mycorrhizal network – natures own internet!
  • Practical hands on activities
  • Be a part of creating a productive living forest garden at this amazing project and more…


Cost; Full cost £300 for four days OR  take advantage of our ‘Early Bird’ special offer, and book before 31 March 2017 for the discounted price of £250.00. Cost includes Vegan Food. Accommodation options are also available including on site Air B’n’B rooms, contact Marta for further information.

Please note that all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course hosts.

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What folk have said about previous courses by Spiralseed;

“Graham’s teaching style is open, relaxed, relaxed, positive and BRILLIANT – A natural educator, thank you!”

“If anyone is considering this course I would really recommend it”

“The course was terrific and was paced in such a way as to ensure maximum benefit”

“A wonderful weekend”

“I’ve done a lot of training courses and Graham is by far one of the best trainers I’ve had”

“I believe that we all left richer for the experience and, speaking for myself, happier and more hopeful. I am now just looking for an excuse to return, because the whole experience was just too good to have only once”