Creating a low maintenance edible back garden food forest (aka forest garden)
For Community Spaces and Urban Back Gardens
Imagine your garden looking as lovely as a woodland edge, which produces an abundance of food, which needs very little digging, weeding, watering or pest control - ‘an edible forest garden’. Forest gardening is a way of growing food where nature does most of the work for you. Modelled on a natural woodland, crops are grown in different layers from canopy to roots, ground cover to climbers. Through careful planning, plants are chosen which have beneficial effects on each other, creating a healthy system that maintains its own fertility. Once established, your main task will be harvesting!
This workshop will give you the tools you need to design your own forest garden. You will learn about its history, its benefits, soil fertility and nutrients, valuing diversity, surveying and map making, observing and learning from nature, how to place the right plant in the right place. Participants will be invited to help with the design of the venue's forest garden or to bring their own projects in and work in small teams to develop their own forest gardens.
Cost, according to ability to pay:
£90 Full cost
£60 Low income
£40 Means tested benefit
To register your interest, or to apply for the workshop http://alturl.com/6iv7q