Creating a forest garden

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Creating a forest garden

Time: March 9, 2015 at 9am to March 13, 2015 at 2:30pm
Location: The training: Edible Landscape London in Finsbury Park
Street: Greenhouses inside Finsbury Park, just next to Manor House Tube Station
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.ediblelandscapelon…
Phone: 07733 330 379
Event Type: creating, a, forest, garden
Organized By: Jo Homan
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2014

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Event Description

Forest gardens are a way of growing food in a low-maintenance​, productive polyculture which makes the most efficient use of space and natural processes.

Learn all about forest gardens and get a qualification on the way on this exciting new course! One week in December, one week in March. You can gain 16 credits, a nationally recognized level 2 Award in Horticulture and a new unit 'Creating A Forest Garden'. This course is for people who are passionate about plants, especially the edible ones.

We cover many things including:

- learning all about over 100 edible plants, including their Latin names!

- learning how to care for, propagate and eat many plants

- the science behind soil, fertility and plant nutrition

- designing and managing a forest garden.

 

You will be expected to design a real or imaginary forest garden as part of the course.

WEEK ONE: 1st- 5th December 2014

Gap of 13 weeks

WEEK TWO: 9th-13th March 2015

This course is subsidised by the Manor House PACT project (http://www.man​orhousepact.org​.uk/) and is therefore very reasonably priced. Priority for bookings will be given to people living in our target area until October 27th. Those outside the area will be put on a waiting list and told on 28th October if they have a place.

Check this map http://www.tran​sitionfinsburyp​ark.org.uk/PACT​map to see if you live in the PACT area.

For more information visit http://transitionfinsburypark.org.uk/events

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