November 11, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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Learn how to create a food forest in your yard!
A “guild” in Permaculture is a system of efficiently grouping different plants together in order to use everything to the fullest potential.
When planting a guild there are a few things in mind:
Nature always "plants" a variety, Nature “stacks” plants in both time and space!
Large plants depend upon the smaller plants around them. Observe the large diversity of plant life that occurs in an undisturbed forest, each plant has a specific purpose. A natural forest is comprised of many layers of plants that grow and die according to the season and which extend from high above the earth to deep below it. We strive to create analogues of such resilient natural systems which provide abundance for us and help bring greater health/diversity to the environment.
Participants will have the opportunity to install a fruit tree guild while learning about sheet mulching, plant guilds, and system stability.
Hand-outs will be provided to help you replicate these techniques on your own site.
Fee: $45 -- Discount available: Members of PASA, BFBL and EPPG pay reduced fee of $35 for this 1/2 day hands-on workshop.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and remember to check this page the morning of -- in the event of inclement weather (rain, etc. will cancel this event).