Come Plant a Forest of Food at Pearlstone!

Introduction to Permaculture: Food Forest Design and Planting

Join us Sunday April 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What’s a Food Forest? Food forests are a reforestation strategy that uses edible plants to mimic a healthy forest.

Why do we need Food Forests? Forests are incredibly productive communities that organize and self-maintain without tillage, chemicals, weeding, mowing, and often without any human work at all.  Humans have ancient wisdom of stewarding forests for sustenance.

Planting a food forest is a modern permaculture strategy to grow food with maximum ecosystem benefit and minimum work – the way only a forest can.

Pearstone’s chief stewardship officer Greg Strella and perennials manager Perri DeJarnette will offer an introduction to food forest design followed by a hands-on workshop to planting a ¼ acre food forest.  Attendees will also learn about Pearlstone’s 2019 13-day residential Permaculture Design Certificate course featuring Practical Permaculture author Dave Boehnlein.

Cost: $25 per person

Questions? Contact Pearlstone’s Chief Stewardship Officer, Greg Strella


Proud Partnership with

Many thanks to Michele Lax & Barry Garber for their generous support that enables the planting of this edible landscape.