Planting Your Food Forest

Planting Your Food Forest

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Date/Time - 05/03/2020 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Boston Nature Center

Special for May 3: You can register for a one-hour online version of this workshop here.

The in-person workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled once the Governor of Massachusetts has determined that we can safely gather in small groups.  Please check back soon!

Learn the correct planting techniques to make sure your trees and herbs thrive!

If you want to take just one workshop to get the basics of starting your own food forest, this is it. In this workshop you will learn proper planting technique for your trees and shrubs, and plant a guild of supporting small plants around them in a polyculture. Proper planting technique gives your plants a head start, and increases survival rates of your new plants. 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. There will be plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice. Our instructor, Othneil Uter (Utah), is the owner of a decades-old private food forest and steward of one of the Boston Food Forest gardens. Come, and be inspired!

Combine this workshop with Making the Best Soil for Your Food Forest, offered on the same day!

Check out our other 2020 workshops on fruit tree care: Introduction to Winter Pruning (March 7) Winter Pruning Level 2 (March 14); Planting a Food Forest (May 3); Tree Health Management (May 30); Winterizing your Food Forest (October 17).

This course is part of our Applied Permaculture 2020 series. You can sign up for this workshop, or, get a discount by signing up for the entire series.