Food Forest Planting
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