Food forest Preparation and Planning

Event Organiser: 
Dee Turner

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
• Working on a basic 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 it’s 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, 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 12. Cost includes morning and afternoon tea.

Practical and theory sessions based on a 1 acre urban permaculture property in New Plymouth which has a 5 year old food forest.

To book a place on the course, contact: Dee Turner: 0211252035 or Dee has been teaching permaculture in New Zealand for 18 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, May 27, 2023 - 09:00 to Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 17:00
Location / Venue: 

Korito, 28a Trafalgar Street, Westown, New Plymouth, 4310

$200 per person or $300 for two people learning together
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