Facilitated by Cathrine Dolleris
Forest Gardening is the growing of fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems, and is more than the sum of its parts. Through careful design we can create beautiful, diverse, and high yielding perennial gardens that are also largely self-maintaining
Design an Actual Garden
In this two-day workshop we will focus in on the design of the Ananda Gaorii forest garden, taking into consideration the site and its preexisting natural and human made features. We will learn about succession in nature, the 7 layers of a forest garden, use observation techniques, mapping and development of plant guilds and polycultures. We will use design exercises and do practical work in the forest garden and start learning about foraging edibles. Come prepared to put pencil to paper, work in the garden and learn the intricacies of planning for high yielding perennial forest gardening.
About the Trainer: Cathrine Dolleris is a certified Permaculture Trainer and an active member of the Danish Permaculture Association. She has a long time interest in forest gardens. Find out more about Cathrine here.
Cost: Normal Price: 1400 Krone; Students and Unemployed Price: 1000 Krone; Scholarships (limited scholarships available)
Payment: 1) Mobile Pay to: +45 71881273; 2) Bank transfer to: Reg. No. 5018 Acc. No. 0001348611; 3) By PayPal or credit card.
Deadline for payment: March 1.
To Register: Go to: http://goo.gl/forms/xOwu7lfQxW Please register only after completing payment. Deadline March 1.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in rooms with two to six beds or dorms with mattresses on the floor.
Food: The food is vegetarian. We can also cater for vegan and gluten-free if requested.
What to bring: Warm clothes, work clothes, shoes for outdoor work, warm socks, sleeping bag, bed sheets, yoga mat (if you have one).
Preparation: Try sleeping at 9 and rising at 4 for a few days before the retreat starts to acclimatize yourself.
For more information: write to email@example.com or call Dada on 71881273.
Address: Ananda Gaorii Ashram, Farm and Learning Center, Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig. For those coming by public transport please catch the train to Holbæk. From Holbæk you can catch the bus or train to Vig. Once in Vig please call 4731 4731 or 7188 1273 and we will come and pick you up.
|9.30 – 10.00||Welcome, final payment, practical arrangements (Dada).||Check-in.
|10.00 – 12.00||Introduction to each other and the forest gardening course
What is a forest garden and why do we want it?
Succession in nature. Working with nature
|What did we learn yesterday?
Web of life
Design exercise in groups
|12.00 – 12.30||Foraging edibles for lunch||Foraging edibles for lunch|
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch||Lunch|
|13.30 – 15.00||Walk in the forest garden area. Orientation. Wind breaks. Slope. Paths. Views
The 7 layers: Big trees, small trees, shrubs, herbs, roots, groundcover and climbers
Introduction to different plants Plants for different purposes
|Practical work in the forest garden
|15.00 – 15.30||Pause||Nutrients: N-fixers, accumulator plants and other sources.
Mycelium and mushrooms
Evaluation of the weekend
We stop at 16.00
|15.30 – 17.00||Design in context: Who will use the forest garden? What yields do we want? What options are available?
Observation, mapping and resources, economy, manpower
|Evening||A movie or storytelling|