Edible Forest Gardening & Creating Perennial Polycultures

  • May 22, 2011 · 8:30 AM
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Join us for a very special 1/2-Day Workshop on the fundamentals of Edible Forest Gardening which relies heavily on building mutually beneficial "guilds" or polycultures of plants that can provide food, forage, medicine, fuel, fiber, and much more.  Jonathan Bates of Food Forest Farm Permaculture Nursery will be our instructor/facilitator for this must-attend event.

Want to see permaculture plantings that work? Through images and discussion enjoy a thriving Edible Forest Garden that produces loads of fruits, roots, shoots, greens, seeds, flowers, mulch, eggs, knowledge and fun. Come learn how to use the plants (and other yields) from this permaculture paradise in your own garden.  After that Jonathan will help us to learn how we can build our own guilds, or perennial polycultures in a process that we can replicate at home as needed.

Portland location (venue being confirmed based on RSVP levels)

  • 8:30 Getting parked & settled, coffee and general meet/greet
  • 9:00 Start of Edible Forest Gardens fundamentals presentation/slideshow (concepts + examples)
  • 10:30 Short Break
  • 10:45 How to Build Your Own Perennial Polyculture (including exercises/practice)
  • 12:15 Potluck Lunch; bring a dish to share and your own potluck kit
  • 1:30 Plant Pickup (for those who have pre-ordered) plus permaculture plant sale (for those who have not pre-ordered; check comments here for details closer to the date on what will be available)

If you would like to pre-order some of the amazing plants that Jonathan offers from Food Forest Farm (many that are difficult to find), please use this spreadsheet to indicate what you want to order.  Order deadline is April 15 so that we can collate and get it to Jonathan.  He will deliver our orders at no charge on May 22 AND (if we order at least 30 plants as a group) we will get 20% off the prices listed!  Order here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AppLRJ-lecSudGM0N1Nxei1iVjdVN2pEUENZeGxzcWc&hl=en&authkey=CIjs4I0H Half-day workshop including hand-outs and refreshments $29/person if registered by April 1 ($35 after that).

More about Jonathan:

Jonathan runs Food Forest Farm Permaculture Nursery, a source for useful, edible, hard to find plants and seeds. He’s been studying, creating and working with rural and urban gardens in the Connecticut River Valley for the last ten years, and is a co-designer and inhabitant of an edible forest garden in Holyoke, MA. Visit his web site to learn more.

 

 

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  • scott v.

    Great workshop. Jonathan has a great balance between expertise and communication. It would of course be better if there was a venue that had live examples to observe.

    May 23, 2011

  • Merry H.

    Learned alot that will be helpful. Grateful for the perennial pickup. Merry

    May 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meet up was excellent. The exercise was fantastic for getting a handle on creating polycultures with any kind of confidence. Jim was very thorough and I love having a source for plants where I have met the person and seen the project and know how they are doing things. I just loved it and am so grateful for these Meetups. Thank you Lisa!!!!

    May 23, 2011

  • Lynne H.

    Well presented and very accessible. Great follow up to the Permaculture Design overview.

    May 23, 2011

  • Lisa F.

    Always learn something new and immediately applicable.

    May 22, 2011

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