Toby Hemenway shows what food forest design is and how to understand and apply permaculture principles. The full course is available at http://organiclifeguru.com
Food forests, or edible forest gardens, are life-filled places that not only provide substantial food for people, but habitat for wildlife, carbon sequestering, biodiversity, natural soil building, beauty and tranquility, and a host of other benefits. This workshop covers the basics of designing, planting, and maintaining a many-layered woodland garden of fruit and nut trees, perennial and annual vegetables, and flowers (a complete food forest system). In this class Toby Hemenway gives you both the theory behind food forests and a wealth of practical information, including which plants to use, where to start, and what to expect as your food forest grows.
Toby comes to permaculture with a strong science background. He is skilled at delivering complicated scientific topics to people who may not have a science background. In this course he explains the ecology behind a healthy, productive food forest or edible garden. As a pattern specialist, Toby explores a variety of design strategies, tips, and techniques for you to use as you design your food forest garden. As he explores permaculture with you Toby explains the importance, application, and usefulness of the 14 Permaculture Principles. He also demystifies the sometimes confusing topic of guilds in permaculture. He helps you understand what guilds are and shows you three ways you can design by guild as you create your food forest.
Permaculture may be one of the most misunderstood terms out there. From this class you will gain a thorough understanding of what permaculture is, how it came to be, what it does, and most importantly what you can do with permaculture. Toby clearly explains how you can apply permaculture to all aspects of your life as you strive to create regenerative systems. Toby Hemenway will both inform and inspire! Upon completion you will hold the knowledge you need to create a food forest that will yield the results you want.