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 course is in two parts held over two weekends and will cover
- What is forest gardening?
- Principles of forest gardening
- Designing a forest garden
- Practical hands on activities
- Create a forest garden!
NB. Although both parts will include hands-on practical activities, the second part of the course will be focused mainly on applying what's been learned in terms of design from the previous weekend and creating a new forest garden project at the 3.5 acre Naturally Vegan plot. Part two will be open to folks who have or haven't done Part 1, eg, for those who want a recap and / or want practical experience or who aren't really that interested in studying the theory side and would prefer to get stuck into a hands on learning experience
Dates; Part 1; Sat 30th and Sun 31st July Part 2; Sat 10th and Sun 11th September
Venue; The Naturally Vegan Plot, Nestled in the Tamar Valley, Cornwall, this 3.5 acre field will become a centre for research, demonstration, dissemination of information, education and practical implementation of Veganic Horticulture, woodland gardening, low impact land management initiatives, Vegan Permaculture and sustainable land use.
Cost; Full cost £95 per weekend, OR take advantage of our 'Early Bird' special offer, and book both parts before 28th of May for the discounted price of
Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed - all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.