Creative ‘Food Forester’ Teaching June 22 & 23
Renowned Food Forester, Richard Walker, will be instructing on June 22nd and 23rd at the Shatford Centre. Space is limited, so we encourage you to research this amazing gardening process and decide whether you would like to attend as soon as possible.
Maybe you’ve read the recent UN report recognizing perennials as essential in creating sustainable food sources…
Or maybe you realized what many gardeners, farmers and people around have discovered…
Food Forest gardening provides food, fiber, fuel and medicine with lower maintenance and cost over time.
Whatever you’ve heard, food forest gardening is a method of gardening based on natural forest systems that, when mature, need little to no fertilizing, watering or maintenance.
Go to this link: http://www.permaculturebc.com/Richard-Walker-Food-Forestry-Spring-Victoria-2013 to learn more about this opportunity.
The workshop will be held from 9 am to 5 pm, June 22nd & 23rd. Cost is $200. For additional information and to register, go to http://www.osarts.com or contact Shatford Centre Okanagan School of the Arts at 250-770-7668 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard started as an organic farmer in Alberta. Not an easy task in the early 70′s in conservative Alberta. He applied his organic farming skills to 3 acres of bare horse pasture where 25 years later stood a lush self-sustaining forest garden. With over 400 nut trees, seven stories of food, fiber, fuel and medicinal bearing perennial plants and vines, this is a, if not the, premier food forest in Canada.
Having converted a degraded piece of land into an abundant mix of rare, unique nut, fruit and medicinal plants from all over the world, he is one of Canada’s most experienced food foresters. We are incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to learn from Richard. He’s a practicing gardener, plant breeder and herbalist.
Canada Permaculture Organic Leaf: His food forest was and is so successful that as students we can save years of trial and error by learning from him. This course attracts some of the leaders in the fields of permaculture, organic gardening, food forestry, urban homesteading and sustainability. The wealth of knowledge brought by the course participants will add to this unique opportunity to learn, share and network with others involved with regenerative land care.
Richard Walker will be instructing on June 22nd & 23rd!