Food Forest - planning and planting


Food Forest Course

Learn how food forests work – how they can be designed, planned and maintained, and the sort of plants that can be put into them to make the food forest look after itself after a few years and give you very little work for a lot of return in food nutrition. The course covers the following:

A Food Forest - what is it and why do I need it?
Products of a food forest
Key features - 7 layers of a food forest
Planting for fertility
Site analysis
Ground preparation, planning and maintenance
Plant propagation
Timing of planting and designing the layers
Identifying site specific plants
Using design tools
Completing a design

Detailed handouts are prepared for each part of the course and there is time to talk about your property, look at specifics you want to put into your design and help you to get the design you want - whether its for your own property or you just want to experiment on paper with your learning over the weekend.

Practical Projects include creating a food forest from scratch on a local property including soil building, planting, propagation and pruning.

2 day weekend course - 9am - 5pm both days. Cost $200 per person or $300 for two people learning together. Places are limited to 15. Cost includes morning and afternoon tea.

Practical and theory sessions based on an urban permaculture property in New Plymouth which has a young food forest.

To book a place on the course, contact: Dee Turner: 0211252035 or Dee has been teaching permaculture in New Zealand for 17 years, having trained with Geoff Lawton and Joe Polaischer.

Check out the website for feedback on the courses, full details of the practical projects, and a complete rundown of the content -

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 09:00 to Monday, January 27, 2020 - 16:45
Location / Venue: 

28a Trafalgar Street, Westown, New Plymouth, 4310

$200 per person per weekend or $300 for 2 people
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