Saturday, May 4th 10:00AM—5:00PM
INTRODUCTION TO EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS
Sunday, May 5th 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
REDESIGNING YOUR YARD for Perennial Food Production
Explore how to transform your conventional yard into a productive, multi-season garden modeled on the ecosystem found naturally in the forest. Edible forest gardens produce delicious food through a combination of trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, groundcovers and fungi. Small-group design exercises will give you the tools to create productive harvests and positive relationships between plants in your forest garden. Find inspiration from contemporary and historic examples of easy-care perennial food plants. Come prepared for hands-on experience in the design and installation of a small food forest garden appropriate for an urban or suburban setting.
Workshop space is limited, so sign up today!
Because these workshops are being held at a private residence, full location details (including address) to be provided upon registration/payment here at Eventbrite.
When & Where
Eric Toensmeier has studied useful plants and food forests since 1990. He is the author of
Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke. Both books
have received multiple awards. Eric’s current research is on perennial farming practices that
fight climate change by capturing carbon. His 1/10th acre garden has over 200 useful perennial
or self-seeding species including 70 with edible leaves and 36 with edible fruit.
For more information about Eric and his work, visit:
Perennial Solutions, his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/perennialsolutions
Apios Institute: http://www.apiosinstitute.org/