Design and Construction of a Forest Garden 2 Days
Course Fee: £130.00
Create an Edible Forest Garden
This is a two-day course designed to help people gain an insight into designing and constructing their own Forest Garden.
- Definition of a Forest Garden
- First principles
- 7 layered system
- Points for consideration: Land-soil-aspect-Topography-water-previous activities on that site.
- Your needs verses site resources
- Access: Footpaths-machinery.
- Boundaries: Legal & physical.
- Water: Access for watering-water table-surface water run off-flooding-contamination & ponds.
- Soil: Types-ph-compaction-contamination-machinery & aeration
- Plants: Selecting the right plant for the right place-considering what you want and what your site will permit. The 7 layers. Windbreaks- hedging & screening.
- Planning: Transforming what you have to what you want: points to consider.
- Design of permanent features: Main structural trees-water features-shelter-buildings-fences-hedges-paths.
- Weather: Consideration.
- Pollination: Bees & other beneficial insects.
- Practical application
- Planting: Techniques & timing.
- Mulching: Techniques- uses- types & frequencies.
- Grass management: Equipment & frequencies.
- Natural plant growth promoters: including- mycorrhizal fungi-biochar & compost tea.
- Compost: Types and uses.