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Permaculture Food Forest Intensive

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City Farm School

7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Montréal, QC H4B 2B9

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FOOD FOREST INTENSIVE
Saturday, September 9th, 9:30am - 5:30

City Farm School’s food forest (edible forest garden) was initiated in 2012 as part of CFS’s workshops. For three years a new phase was planted by the CFS students along with facilitator Jonah Neumark. In 2015, a section of the garden was crushed to the ground by a tree pruning company working nearby; it has since received only minimal maintenance and lacks much definition. All of the edible shrubbery has been growing steadily and some are now mature plants; now it’s back in action and in need of deep care! Come learn all about food forests and join in this perennial fruiting experience.

This one day workshop, part theory and part practice, will provide students with an overview of forest garden(food forest) design, installation, and maintenance and growing certain fruit crops. You will learn how to plant, trellis, and care for fruit trees and shrubs including, grapes, blueberries, hazelnuts and more. You will also learn the basics of growing support species and green manures. After a morning of theory, the afternoon will provide you with a hands-on learning experience working to help improve the forest garden/orchard system and bring it into its full glory.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
Food forests defined, food forest examples, their design and functioning, soil care, planting, maintenance, using support species and green manures, and how to plant and care for grapes, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, currants, hazelnuts and a variety of other fruit and perennial vegetable crops currently growing in the garden.

SCHEDULE:
9:30 - 12pm: Theory before lunch
12:00: LUNCH
12:45: Tour of City Farm School Gardens
1:00 - 5:30: Practical: Planting some new plants; maintenance and refining of existing food forest.

Includes a free organically-grown permaculture plant!
Your choice of three options for your living space. Stay tuned for details.

Cost: $95
Student price: $80

***Lunch option: There are no restaurants nearby, so please bring a lunch. Vegan vegetable wraps available with dessert for $10.00***

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