Permaculture Plants

What plants grow in this area, have multiple ecosystem benefits, and are also tasty, beautiful, useful and fun? Learn how Permaculture designers look at plants in multi-faceted ways and how communities of plants are combined for multiple benefits.

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$40-$5 Sliding Scale for four hours instruction, including multiple handouts and concurrent children's activities (ie, childcare)

This workshop is second in a Permaculture Skill Series to gather info and create a design for the Edible Forest Garden at Swan Creek Park. Permaculture design creates abundant, low-maintenance, deliciously edible and self-renewing gardens. Come learn techniques and processes that Permaculture uses as it applies to Swan Creek Park Food Forest. Not only will your contributions guide the food forest’s implementation, you’ll also learn skills that are easily transferred to other garden projects at home.

Instruction is led by Kelda Lorax, certified Permaculture instructor who runs a small business that does design and education professionally. Rachael Dye teaches Permaculture at the local non-profit Gateways for Youth and Families. B Hendricks focuses on Permaculture design that incorporates art and children’s involvement.

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  • Kelda L.

    Forgot to mention: the workparty next Sunday will start with a plant walk. Just a heads up in case you'd love to learn more about the great plants that are already out there.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Warren

    Good class. Most of the class seems to be farther down the permaculture path than I am so I also picked up a lot of good info from the comments of my fellow students.
    The material covered gave me some great ideas on what to add to my little .6 acre yard as I move into my second year here. Good people in the class. No giant clashing egos in evidence.

    1 · November 9, 2013

    • Kyrt

      I'm glad to hear you got a lot out of it and didn't see any issues. While going over the meeting in my head on the way home I was concerned I may have been too vocal for a student. (This is Luke, the big guy who opened his trap every 5-10 minutes it seemed, although hopefully in a beneficial way.)

      November 10, 2013

    • Kelda L.

      Class comments were greatly beneficial! It helps to present info in lots of ways from different perspectives. Thank you for both of your input!

      November 11, 2013

  • Warren

    Looking forward to learning more about what to plant (and where). I bought this nice house on a half acre last year and I'm on a serious learning curve here.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Theresa

    Hey Kelda! I'm interested but want to bring my 12 year old. Any activities that would be interesting for him? He will probably listen to part of the adult stuff too. And would also like to help with the younger kids.

    November 5, 2013

    • Kelda L.

      Hi Theresa! Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. It's just fine/great to bring him. He is a little 'between ages' but if he's good with that than we're happy to have him. He can participate in some of the funner aspects of the class. It will be good to see you too!!!

      November 7, 2013

    • Theresa

      Great! I will bring him and one of my friends!

      November 8, 2013

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