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Edible Forest Gardens Workshop
with Eric Toensmeier
author of Perennial Vegetables and Paradise Lot
coauthor with Dave Jacke of Edible Forest Gardens in 2 volumes
September 13-15, 2013
Green Light Plants
REGISTRATION LIMITED • TICKET INCLUDES FOOD
- Food Included - Friday PM snacks, Saturday B-fast, lunch & "Biochar BBQ" evening party, Sunday B-Fast & Lunch - Local, Organic, Garden Fresh and "Permie Plant" Fare!
- Camping Available – $10/night, BYO gear
- Checks can reserve your spot as well - email for more information.
Workshop space is limited and can fill fast, so buy your ticket today!
Students from a previous course install edible forest garden polycultures under mature paw paw trees!
For more information, contact Aaron Guman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call (SIX-ONE-ZERO). THREE-ZERO-EIGHT. FOUR-ONE-THREE-EIGHT.
Join author and educator Eric Toensmeier and friends for a hands-on and fun-filled weekend of Edible Forest Gardening (EFG) - gardens which mimic the structures and functions of natural ecosystems while producing food and other products, with an emphasis on low-maintenance perennial crops. Our learning and design exercises will be informed by our site, a homestead rich in gardens, young food forests and a plant nursery specializing in native and permaculture species regeneratively grown.
We’ll dive deeply into EFGs by designing and installing our own polycultures (which plants go together where?) in the ever-expanding edible ecosystems on site while discussing and experiencing specific plant species, useful natives for the Mid-Atlantic region, perennial vegetables, fruits and nuts, incorporating edible fungi, regenerative plant propagation, forest garden solutions for sunny and low-light conditions, micro-livestock and integrated fertility. Price includes Friday evening through Sunday courses, course materials, local and organic fare - including some rare permie plants - and a “Biochar BBQ.”
This course offers strong theoretical underpinnings, group design experience, hand-on planting of an EFG and Eric's encyclopedic knowledge of all plants edible, perennial and useful.
This weekend is crafted to be accessible to all learning levels - it does include introductory components for understanding basic concepts for the new student. Advanced practitioners (land planners, long-time ecological gardeners, ecology nuts) have also found this weekend deeply engaging and informative.
Eric Toensmeier has studied useful plants and food forests since 1990. He is the author of two books, Perennial Vegetables & Paradise Lot and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke. His books have received multiple awards. Eric’s current writing project is on perennial farming practices that fight climate change by capturing carbon. His 1/10 acre garden has over 200 useful perennial or self-seeding species including 70 with edible leaves and 36 with edible fruit. Find out more at perennialsolutions.org
* Refund Policy: We will refund your purchase in full up to one month before the event (August 13). 50% refund until August 30th. 25% refund until September 6th. No refunds guarenteed after September 6th. We will, however, take each case under careful consideration. Full refunds possilbe inside these dates if spot can be filled with another student, courses often have waiting lists.
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Aaron Guman Permaculture Design
Aaron Guman offers permaculture design, installation and educational events throughout the northeast and beyond.