Garden like a Forest! Learn to mimic a natural forest to create your own abundant garden that comes up year after year whether in city or country. We'll meet low-maintenance crops that can feed multiple generations that require little maintenance and learn how to pair different plants together, building beneficial guilds for the North American region. A special emphasis on the Woodbine course is working with native edible plants and indigenous management techniques and, new for this year, Eric will be sharing some of his work on carbon farming through the use of non-destructively harvested perennial crops that can provide staple foods and other essential products, and on no-till or reduced-tillage farming systems that help soil hold carbon.
Learn how to:
*Create lower-maintenance longer-lived gardens
*Use more native, climatically-adapted plants
*Cultivate bigger harvests with less work
*Work with local climate, soil, and and precipitation
Meals: Saturday breakfast through Wednesday lunch are included.
Lodging: Included. Dormitory style cabins, dorm rooms, and camping with your own equipment. Space in the dorms is first come, first serve. Please bring your own sheets, pillow, sleeping bag, blankets and towels.
If you have only limited time, you can take only the weekend portion of this course (Friday evening till Sunday afternoon).
Weekend-only option August 23-25 $325
Students with a Permaculture Design Certificate can take this course for an Advanced Permaculture Design certificate. All skill levels open.