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2 Day April 27 & 28: Start a Food Forest with Hugelkulture Swales

2-day Workshop with John Sheffy - Apr 27 & 28, 2013: $100

Apr 27 & 28,[masked]:00am-5:00pm

This food forest is part of the design by Warren Brush created for the MA Center:

Food Forests produce an abundance of perennial foods by mimicking the patterns of natural forests and local biomes. During this two-day workshop participants will learn how to design and install a quarter acre food forest with a diverse polyculture that includes nitrogen fixing plants, fruit and nut trees, shrubs and berries, flowers for beneficial insects, medicinal and culinary herbs, perennial vegetables, edible fungi, and many other forest companion plants. One focus of the workshop will be putting all this diversity together into a cooperative, self-maintaining system.

Hugelkultur is the practice of burying woody material to create a fungal food bank and healthy soil food web. Swales are water harvesting ditches dug on contour to collect and store water in the soil.

John Sheffy is a Permaculture farmer and consultant with over 10 years of experience with agroforestry projects around the world. John has worked on food forests on urban lots, small homesteads, community orchards, and broad acre designs. He will share his experience working with forest farmers from Mexico, Kenya, Togo, and other countries in addition to his own farm in Wisconsin.

EVENT FLYER HERE

Registration:
$100 (includes education, lunches and snacks for two days)

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  • John I.

    Very educational, hands-on, motivating workshop!

    April 28, 2013

  • charlotte

    Stuck at accident... at least 20 mins away & everyone is stopped. Hope to see you soon!

    April 27, 2013

  • Katharine E.

    Does anyone have a place to stay in Elburn they'd be willing to share? Or would anyone be interested in sharing a motel room Sat. night? (I live in Chicago, and would rather not drive back and forth). Please email me at katharinee[at]gmail.com. Thanks!

    April 24, 2013

  • Nancy P.

    Aman, here is a little more on the structure of the 2 days. Be sure to read flyer description for basic info. Sat: 1 Hour in the classroom. Then outdoors for learning and doing soil prep, contour measuring, lay out hugelk. materials, seed and innoculate. Lunch with slideshow - Food Forests around the world; discussion on design and choices. Outside again for plant selection and pllacement. Sun: repeat. Actually plant, mulch, microbial fish fertilize, compost and mulch. The heavy digging with machinery will be done b/f the workshop. Hope that helps.

    April 23, 2013

  • Nancy P.

    Josh, let me look into that for you!

    April 15, 2013

    • Nancy P.

      Hey Josh, sorry it is same price even for 2 friends or couples. Look forward to seeing you there!

      April 16, 2013

    • Nancy P.

      Each person pays $100. for the 2 days.

      April 22, 2013

  • Nancy P.

    Hi Aman! I'm getting that information for you, hopefully can post details of the course tomorrow. Thanks!

    April 21, 2013

  • Jodi

    If you are having trouble with the paypal link, go to this page and scroll down to the make paypal payment link: http://amma.org/groups/north-america/ma-center-chicago/events/food-forest-hugelkultur-swales-2-day-workshop-john

    April 16, 2013

  • John I.

    Looking forward to it.

    April 2, 2013

  • Josh C.

    If I come with my partner, do we need to both pay separately?

    April 2, 2013

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