Edible Forest Gardening Introduction

All classes are stand-alone experiences and may be taken individually or as a series.

Forest Gardening In A Nutshell:  An Introduction
2015 date to be determined
9am – 1 pm $40-60 sliding scale (pay what you can afford)
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?

Topics covered:

  • An Introduction to Permaculture and Edible Forest Gardening
  • Basic Organic Gardening Techniques
  • The Design Process Using Forest Garden Pattern Language
  • Installing an Edible Forest Garden

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 $40-60.  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 11, 2014  along with (1) your name, (2) your mailing address, (3) your email address, and (4) phone number. Additionally, please send us an email letting us know to expect you.

Refund Policy
Cancellations up to 2 weeks before the course begins will be refunded, excluding a processing fee of $100 or half of the class fee, whichever is less.  No refunds are given after that date.

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