Introduction to Forest Gardening Work Shop – 29 & 30 June 2019




Come along and join us for this 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.

Session Times: 

Saturday 29 June 2019

9.00am  – 12.30pm (1 hour lunch) 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Sunday 30 June 2019

9.00am  – 12.30pm (1 hour lunch) 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Additional information


Member $80, Non-Member $100