Whether you are urban or rural you can learn to 'think like a forest' and have an abundant multi-storey garden which can provide you with not only food but fuel, medicine, fibre, dye plants and more, and all for a lot less work than a classic vege garden.
Our two day Food Forest Workshop covers the history of designed food forests, and takes you through options for your own design process, implementation and maintenance stages. It includes aspects such as site assessment, shelter, water management, soils, designing in fertility and pest control, the seven layers of planting, guild design, appropriate species for various climates (primarily focused on Hawke's Bay), plant propagation and sourcing, and integration of animals. We'll tour our site which includes certified organic nursery, food forest, permaculture home gardens with may features applicable to food forests in urban areas, plus see our new agroforestry project, see how the established swales and terraces provide water catchment, and get to taste test some of the plants! We'll also see the school's young vege gardens and food forest.
What you get:
Tuition - theory and practical sessions including site visits and planting/mulching
Comprehensive resource book
Organic morning and afternoon tea
10% discount on any nursery plants bought at the workshop
Please also see our August/September course option which can also be combined with a one day propagation workshop to make a three day course.
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 16:00
Location / Venue:
Poukawa School and Kahikatea Farm, Poukawa, near Hastings