Integrated Forest Gardening Workshop
Backyard Orchards and Woodland Harvests
Food forests and forest gardening bring together the best
ecological systems that allow us sustainable, low input, and high-yield
harvests. Forests and woodlands
exist in almost every climate to some extent. In temperate northern climates we
have the best resources and environment for a wide selection of plants and
trees. This forest gardening presentation
will focus on site assessment, resilient plant systems, poly-culture
design, and assembling the best
species suited for each participant’s property.
Friday Night Presentation: Building a Forest Garden
Full Day Design Course: Backyard Orchards and Broad Acre Forest Gardening
Studies of Permaculture Design and the Design Process.
Development for Your Food Forest Design.
Ecological Functions, Polycultures and Building Plant Guilds, Site Assessment, Conditions, Plant Selection, and Placement
Students will have Designer Access to the Natural Capital Plant Database for the duration of the course. Public access will be available thereafter.
Course Fee: $225.00 Includes Saturday, Sunday sessions, all materials, light lunch, and snack. Bring your beverage of choice.
!!! Participants should bring: A laptop, aerial images, property survey or documents, and/or measurements
of the property and planting areas.
Where: SouthWoods Forest Gardens, 17766 Langford Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Limited tables so design classes are limited to 12 people.
Books and bundles available:
- Integrated Forest Gardening, by Weiseman, Halsey, and Ruddock
- Permaculture: A Designers Manual, by Bill Mollison
- Sustanable Revolution, by Juliana Birnbaum and Louis Fox