Applied Permaculture Series 2019

Applied Permaculture Series 2019

$300.00$500.00

We are excited to announce our new Applied Permaculture Series starting in February, 2019 and running through October, 2019.

$500.00
$300.00
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Description

The Applied Permaculture Series is different from other permaculture courses.  We focus on learning the practical skills of building and maintaining a permaculture food forest through a series of hands-on seasonal workshops.

We have engaged a team of inspiring instructors who are professional horticulturalists, homesteaders, and stewards of existing food forests. In this Applied series, you will prune, graft, and propagate trees and shrubs; build a good swale or berm; catch, divert, and use rainwater in the soil or in well-situated water barrels; create excellent soil; manage a polyculture;  inoculate the landscape with mushrooms; grow medicinal herbs, and much more!

Prior permaculture experience is helpful but not necessary to take this series!

Sign up for the entire series and receive a discount!  Or, sign up for individual sessions to best suit your schedule!

Register for the entire series before December 31 to receive an additional $50 discount!  Space is limited – generally to 12 participants per session.

Locations will be in Boston, and will be announced closer to the date of the workshops.

SCHEDULE

February 9

  • Afternoon – Social permaculture – organizing community, understanding inclusion and exclusion.

March 9

  • Morning – Introduction to pruning apples and pears
  • Afternoon – Propagating fruits and shrubs with cuttings

March 10

  • All day – Intermediate pruning apples and pears (requires completion of introductory workshop)

April 27

  • Morning – Expanding your forest: grafting your own apple trees
  • Afternoon – Mycology: integrating mushrooms into your food forest landscape

April 28

  • Morning – Making excellent soil: analysis and amendments
  • Afternoon – Planting young trees so they will thrive

May 25

  • Morning – Tree health management: avoiding and treating disease and pests
  • Afternoon – Build and espalier or trellis for additional space and beauty.

May 26

  • Morning – Planning and implementing a polyculture for food forest health
  • Afternoon – Integrate chickens: building your own chicken tractor or coop.

June 8

  • Morning – How to use a scythe: an ancient skill revived for resilience.
  • Afternoon – Herbs and natural remedies in your landscape for health.

July 13

  • Morning – Catch, save, and use water wisely in your food forest
  • Afternoon – Earthworks: swale and berm construction

September 22

  • Morning – Harvesting in your food forest: what will you find?
  • Afternoon — Using the food forest harvest in your kitchen

October 19

  • Morning – Winter preparation: tree care and mulching
  • Afternoon – The mighty acorn returns: processing acorns to make flour.