Forest Gardening – Design & Installation Workshop
Empower yourself to transform conventionally managed properties into productive Edens modeled on the ecosystems found naturally in the forest. Learn to mimic the structures and functions of natural ecosystems while producing food and other products.
Through interactive design exercises, site walks through a burgeoning forest garden farm, and hands-on planting experience students will receive a comprehensive introduction to forest gardening as well as the skills and resources to take on their own forest gardening projects. Permaculture designer Sean Walsh has teamed up with farmers Johann Rinkens & Lindsay Napolitano to cover all aspects from theory and design to implementation.
Fields Without Fences forest garden cultivates native fruits and small berries, specialty vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, and wild edibles within an innovative perennial design framework. This certified organic small farm combines cultivation, ecological regeneration and habitat creation. Fields Without Fences follows a philosophy of deep ecology rooted in the functionality and balance of natural systems.
Saturday June 28th 2014
to register: Sean(at)AppleSeedPermaculture(dot)com
THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS CONFERENCE
AppleSeed Permaculture will be presenting on the Wild Apple Forests of Kazakhstan.
Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. On December 3-5, 2014, Stone Barns Center will host the 7th annual National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, conservation and more.
PRE-CONFERENCE: AGROECOLOGY & CLIMATE CHANGE
On December 3, 2014 Stone Barns Center will host a day of workshops and conversations with scientists, farmers and policy experts to explore issues related to agriculture and climate change, with a focus on mitigation and adaptation strategies.