Designing Edible Forest Gardens in Kansas City, MO
Join SARE grantee Steve Moring for a Kansas City workshop, "Designing Edible Forest Gardens," which will explore the vision, theory, design and practice of ecological forest agriculture that uses our temperate deciduous forest as a model. Moring says that by mimicking the structure and function of a natural ecosystem architecture through all stages of growth, a good design can maximize photosynthesis for perennial production of food, fodder, and fiber.
The workshop will cover the basics of forest gardening: forest ecology and architecture, examples of forest gardens, principles of permaculture, site analysis and selection, healthy soil, water management, understanding plant guilds and plant community functions, selection of plant species, the design process of forest gardens, goals and financial plans, and tours of two urban food forests in Kansas City. Participants will leave the course with plant lists, resources on design strategies, and a base map for scheming and dreaming up your forest garden.
Designing Edible Forest Gardens will be held June 1-2, 2013 at CoWork Waldo, 7449 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City MO 64114. The enrollment fee is $160.
The workshop will be taught by three permaculture designers - Steve Moring of Kaw Permaculture, Michael Almon of Forest Floor Permaculture, and Steve Mann of Cultivate Kansas City. For more information go to http://www.sustainabilityaction.net/. To register, go to http://www.kawpermaculture.com/education-training/, or contact Steve Moring at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (785) 691-7305.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FNC09-793, Sustainable agriculture education and practicum for Kansas small farmers and ranchers using permaculture principles of ecological systems design and management.