(Other possible dates in August and September, TBD. Email to enquire.)
If you’d like to learn more about Permaculture…
If you’ve wanted to get started with Permaculture or forest gardening, but didn’t know where to begin…
If you’d like to add a beautiful, well-functioning “guild” (a garden that works like an ecosystem) of edible plants to your landscape…
Then this is the class for you! This class will show you the basics, set you off on a path of self-study, and get you started with your first Permaculture “Guild.” This is the very way Permaculture founder Bill Mollison advised people to get started with Permaculture!
And beyond the books, you’ll get to see how we’ve this entire lesson plan works in our home landscape.
Basics of Permaculture: We’ll cover the ethics, a few principles, design concepts and common techniques.
Foraging basics: Foraging becomes a major compontent of Permaculture gardening and practice. We’ll help you get started.
Best Perennial Vegetables: Perennials are a major way to keep work and maintenance low and increase sustainability. We’ll show you the best of the best.
Best medicinal herbs for the home Permaculture garden.
Guild Basics: We’ll get you started growing your first guild. Beyond the common “text-book” examples, we’ll show you what actually works well in Michigan’s climate and soils, and maximizes the food value, too.
3 different starter plans for any site: Shade, sun, small yard, no problem.
Resources for ordering the plants you’ll need.
Practical start: We’ve timed the class for a Fall/Spring installation, so your first Permaculture project will be up and running next season!
Resources: our recommendations for a self-study plan, so you can continue your adventure after the class ends!
Class will be held at Lillie House, in Kalamazoo Michigan, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Address and parking instructions available with your confirmation email after registering.