Learn Food Forestry

 Introduction to Food Forestry

2017 Workshop Series

 

Are you ready to grow your

garden on the next level?

Illustration by Teague Cullen

 

Shift the paradigm with Teague and Mel and learn how to create an edible ecosystem!

 

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 outdoor 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 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!

Get Moving: While this class is structured as a tour/lecture, we understand the value of getting your hands dirty in the garden, so following the class, you’ll have the option to join us in a seasonally appropriate food forest activity, be it seeding, planting, weeding, mulching! 

 

A young food forester at a recent food forestry workshop: Taken by our friends at Five Elements Apothecary

Our Qualifications

We have over 20 years combined gardening experience with 5 years professional experience designing, establishing, and producing FOOD from whole system food forests. We were certified in 2013 as Permaculture Design Consultants by the esteemed Toby Hemenway, author of the essential permaculture book Gaia’s Garden. It was this book that first turned us on to this old yet forgotten way of growing food through careful observation of patterns, and through cherishing our planet and regenerating our earth. Together, we can garden our way towards a healthier abundant tomorrow. 

Mel, Teague + baby Uly at Winslow Food Forest, Photo from Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland 2017”

Class dates 2017

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

September 9th 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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