Designing Edible Spaces

Event Details

Designing Edible Spaces

Time: February 3, 2018 to February 4, 2018
Location: Merci Marie, Fitzroy House,
Street: 3 Abbot Street,
City/Town: London, E8 3DP
Website or Map: https://docs.google.com/forms…
Event Type: biodiversity, food
Organized By: Edibl Cities
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2017

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Event Description

Would you like to be:
* Growing your own food but feel you don’t have space or the time?
* Eating more organic food but think it’s too expensive?

This course will give you the design skills and knowledge to transform your garden or urban space into an abundant, edible garden, that is full of food, friendly to wildlife, looks good, and needs little maintenance.

Topics/Solutions Covered on this Course
Food Production
* Edible Gardens, Forest Gardens & Edible Landscapes
* Edible Mushroom Growing
* Edible Hedges
* Fruit trees/bushes – varieties
* Home Orchards & Community Orchards
* Vegetable Gardens, Container Gardens, Covered Growing
* Vertical growing

Water Systems
* Ponds & Greywater
* Self-watering containers/sub-irrigated planters
* Rainwater & Irrigation

Animal Systems
* Backyard Chickens & Ducks
* Freerange and Rotational Systems
* Beneficial Insect Plantings

Soils & Fertility
* No-dig
* Composting Systems & Wormeries
* Natural Fertilising & Feeding
* Mulching & Weed Management
* Biochar
* Ecological Lawncare

Concepts Covered on this Course
* Designing
* Creating & augmenting micro climates
* Permaculture principles
* Vertical growing
* Mapping & surveying
* The Soil Food Web
* Composting
* Mulching
* Pruning

Who is this course for?
* Homeowners
* Allotment holders
* Gardeners
* Community Groups
* Building Managers
* Landscape & Maintenance Gardeners
* School teachers
* Schools workers

Niels Corfield is a designer, educator and consultant, working to create sustainable/regenerative landscapes and farms in the UK and Europe. He is someone with a diverse skill-set who can tie together disparate projects into a coherent whole using cutting edge- and best practice systems.

He is passionate about tree-based, ecological systems that are low maintenance and productive.
He has extensive experience with designing, establishing and managing diverse agroforestry systems, forest gardens and ecological orchards.
He is a skilled orchardist, propagator and nurseryman.

Since 2007 he has been teaching certified Permaculture Design Courses, as well as a range of specialist training and education, from design through to practical skills. He has created a suite of professional education resources to carry-out multi-stakeholder/participatory design workshops (Designing for Real).

He is the director of Edible Cities, a successful urban design consultancy, education and nursery business. Creating productive and ecological low maintenance edible landscapes since 2008. He counts amonst his clients: the Ecology Building Society and various councils and is currently working on a 500 home development in inner city Leeds.

He has been trained by Darren Doherty (RegenAg Design), Kirk Gadzia (Holistic Management), Starhawk and Penny Livingstone-Stark (Permaculture Design).

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