Introduction to Forest Gardening Workshop (2 Day Course) – 1st & 2nd August 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Come along and join us for this weekend workshop where you will immerse yourself in the world of creating and maintaining a Forest Garden. You will gain knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a successful orchard ecosystem. We will demystify the necessary art everybody should know about the workings of their Forest Garden, as well as design, soil biology, and health management.

This is a 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting.

The 2-day course will cover:

  • Benefits of forest gardening;
  • Ecological principles;
  • Site selection and design;
  • Integration of permaculture principles and design process;
  • Architecture;
  • Succession;
  • The Underground Economy;
  • Species selection; and
  • Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting.

Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. You can create a beautiful, diverse, high-yield garden. If designed with care and deep understanding of ecosystem function, you can also design a garden that is largely self-maintaining.

About Your Host: 

Michael Wardle

My name  is Michael and I began my permaculture journey about 25 years ago when I picked up a copy of Permaculture One and the Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison.

I have applied the design principles and ethics of permaculture to my personal life and am now enjoying the wonderful opportunities of being able to apply them to my workplace and my community.

I enjoy learning about the many different facets of permaculture and design. Through my learning, I have also come to love teaching.

I finally jumped in after reading and applying what I had learned and have since done 4 PDC’s followed by my Permaculture Teacher Trainer with Rosemary Morrow and Nick Ritar. I completed the Advanced Permaculture Design Principle workshop with David Holmgren, Advanced Permaculture Design with Dan Palmer and the Forest Garden Design Intensive with Dave Jacke as well as the REX10 online with Darren Doherty plus many more. I aspire to be as inspirational and effective as my teachers.

I continue to do other courses to advance my knowledge and to increase the value which I may provide in both my teaching, projects and consultations.

To find out more about Michael and Savour Soil Permaculture, please click here.

Session Times: 

Saturday 1st August 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm; AND

Sunday 2nd August 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


$80 – Members*

$100 – Non Members

How to Register: 

Please Click Here to Register or phone our office on (07) 5483 8866

*Please be advised that you must be a current member to receive the member price discount. You may only make multiple bookings at the reduced member price where you hold a Family Membership to Gympie & District Landcare Group Inc. and the attendees that you are booking for are members of your direct family. For more information about becoming a member, please click here. 

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