Learn Food Forestry

 Introduction to Food Forestry

2017 Workshop Series

Mel Teague Sandy Post 2016

Teague and Mel ( pregnant with Uly!) standing by an Almond plant guild they designed and planted. Almond as overstory, lupine for attracting pollinators, cardoons for mulching and green manure, sea buckthorn for berries and fixing nitrogen, thyme, apple mint, and strawberries as a ground cover.

 

Are you ready to grow your

garden on the next level?

7 levels to be exact…Forest Garden by Graham Burnett

Shift the paradigm with Teague and Mel as we establish a brand new food forest on a .67 acre empty lot in SE Portland.

This is a rare opportunity to see firsthand what food forestry is all about and to learn how to create an edible ecosystem in your own yard!

 

As a student,  you’ll learn the history of food forestry around the world, with a focus on successful food forests in the temperate Pacific Northwest.

In this 3 hour workshop, we’ll talk about how to use a permaculture skill-set to design and install a food forest based on site specifics. You’ll learn strategies for how to obtain a yield from year one, even while you wait for some of the long-term perennials, such as fruit trees, to mature. On an educational in-depth tour, we’ll discuss various plant guilds with real living examples in the food forest. You’ll even get a chance to get your hands dirty in the garden with a seasonally appropriate activity, which will change month to month depending on the season and the weather.

You’ll leave the class with a firm grasp on the basics of food forestry and hopefully you’ll be inspired to create your own food forest somewhere soon!

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We offer this workshop once per month from May-September

May 27th 1:00-4:00pm $45 Find Tickets

June 24th 1:00-4:00pm $45 Find Tickets

July 29th 9:00am -12:00pm $45 Find Tickets

August 26th 9:00-12:00pm $45 Find Tickets

September 30th 1:00pm-4:00pm $45 Find Tickets

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Beuford, our Great Dane, in a 3 year old food forest we designed. Plums, apricot, cardoons, bee balm, Nasturtiums, mashua, lovage, chamomile

Beuford, our Great Dane, in a 3 year old food forest we designed. Plums, apricot, cardoons, bee balm, Nasturtiums, mashua, lovage, chamomile

 

 

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