|When:||Back to Calendar May 31, 2013 @ 7:30 am – June 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm||Where:||The Farm at Verde Gardens
12690 Southwest 280th Street
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May 31-June 5, 2013
You will learn how to design and plant a food forest, hands-on!
Edible forest gardensproduce delicious food while imitating natural forest ecosystems. Trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, groundcovers and fungi can combine to formhealthy edibleecosystems. Design and plant selection help provide fertility, control of weeds and pests, and more.
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About the Instructor
Eric Toensmeier has studied and practiced permaculture since 1990. He has spent much of his adult life exploring edible and useful plants of the world and their use in perennial agroecosystems. He is the author of Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke. Both books have received multiple awards. His latest book, Paradise Lot was just recently released.
Eric’s recent work is to promote perennial farming systems as a multipurpose carbon-sequestering strategy. He is a founding Board member of the Apios Institute for Regenerative Perennial Agriculture and recently founded the Bosque Comestible project, an online Spanish-language user-generated database of useful perennials for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, with an international team. Eric started and ran the Tierra de Oportuniades urban farming project for Nuestras Raíces Inc. in Holyoke Massachusetts, providing immigrants and refugees with start-up farming opportunities and creating a cultural agritourism destination.
Eric teaches and consults in English and Spanish in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe. His lively style and practical experience have won teaching awards. He has taught in advanced permaculture trainings including the Carbon Farming Course and Financial Permaculture.
His urban backyard is a model of how to apply permaculture to a small space with poor soils, featuring over 200 useful perennial and self-seeding species on 1/10 of an acre. Eric’s writings, photos, and videos can be viewed atwww.perennialsolutions.org.