Date/Time - 05/26/2019 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center
Learn how to build a polyculture of mutually supportive plants in your food forest to help create a self-sustaining ecosystem!
Come and build a chicken-coop or chicken-tractor with us for small-scale backyard livestock!
Morning: Polycultures are at the heart of permaculture’s principle to create self-sustaining ecosystems. A polyculture can include plants to attract pest-predators and pollinators, plants that repel pests, plants that provide important nutrients for others, and many other helpful functions. In this workshop, you will learn about polycultures and help to implement one. Our instructor is a professional permaculture gardener working in the Boston-area.
Afternoon: Chickens can be a fun and useful addition to your backyard food forest! They provide delicious eggs, can help you make great compost, and are fun to watch! In this workshop, you will build a chicken-coop for a small flock of backyard chickens. Our instructor is a farmer who has kept many different kinds of livestock and has given many workshops on urban farming.
You can take this course as part of the Applied Permaculture Series.