Design A Forest Garden - one day course (Kingston)
Imagine growing your own apples, berries, rhubarb and strawberries. Or artichokes, hops, rocket and thyme. By using plants with different heights, you'd be using all the space in your garden. AND with a single blitz of planting, you'd enjoy a rolling harvest throughout the year, every year. Come and learn about forest gardening - a no-dig approach that's kind to wildlife and to your back. You will:
- learn the basics of forest gardening - what makes them work, how they are structured and what they produce
- take a look at practical examples of forest garden designs and spend time producing your own forest garden design
- try eating some forest garden produce at lunch, which normally includes a forest garden salad, pickles and pesto
- meet the plants in the forest garden at Edible Landscapes London, Finsbury Park
it's useful to know...
- The training takes place at Kingston Orchard Project and we will be outside for most of the day - please dress accordingly
- There's a maximum of 12 people per course giving you the best chance to learn
- The price includes snacks, drinks, a detailed handout to take home: £65 / £40 concessions
- If you book onto a another course at the same time, the bundle price is £110 / £70.
- GIFT service. If you are booking this as a present for someone else we can post or email you a gift card.
comments from previous forest garden students
"Absolutely fascinating and very informative," Maria. “It has been fantastic! Jo has been a wonderful course leader.” “A lot of extremely useful and specific detail, passionate and careful and enthused teaching and facilitation and excellent resources and knowledge-sharing.” "A knowledge about forest gardening – yes! Learning about more edible perennial plants and trees, how to identify them and what to do with them – yes!"
about the tutor
Jo Homan has been teaching people forest gardening skills since 2012 and in 2013, with the support of Jan Mulreany from the Brighton Permaculture Trust and Gemma Harris from Urban Harvest, she developed the first ever accredited forest garden course, Creating a Forest Garden (CAFG). She's led 53 students through CAFG and has now adapted the 15 day course into this one day taster, to make forest gardening accessible to larger numbers of people. Jo's favourite forest garden nibbles: lovage, saltbush, jostaberries and chestnuts. Here she is talking about forest gardening and there are a few more interviews with her here. Jo was a primary school teacher, layout artist, print manager and childminder before setting up Transition Finsbury Park and then founding Edible Landscapes London. She also enjoys climbing and swing dancing.