Join Dan Harris Pascal for a hands-on workshop in understanding, designing and installing an URBAN temperate forest garden system.
By careful design, the polycultures in the forest garden can produce more food than when the plants are grown separately. This is achieved by 'guilding' plants together so that the products and functions of one plant meet the needs and requirements on another.
Further, a forest garden seeks to support and provide for the needs of beneficial birds, insects and animals which reduce our work and increase yields when they take up residence in our forest gardens.
The principles of Forest Gardening are applicable on any scale, from urban back yards to small holdings and broad-acre plantings.
This workshop will focus on urban strategies of design and implementation to provide participants the skills to design a system that fits the urban aesthetic and makes a yard a haven for beneficial critters and humans.
This workshop will discuss the theory behind Forest Gardens and back it up using creative design activities and on-ground experience
This workshop will cover:
Dan Harris Pascal's background in horticulture and passion for plants has led him to work in a range of forest settings in Australia and beyond.
Dan brings a unique and extensive knowledge of plant species and functions and experience in practical permaculture guild design to this workshop.
You, however, can just bring yourself. We will provide all design materials, plants, shovels, gloves and knowledge. You will leave this workshop confident, able and ready to design and plant your own temperate forest garden.
This workshop will be held at our sunny Sydney community center venue, next door to an emerging Urban Forest Garden! We will use a combination of our classroom and field time for teaching this workshop. Bring good solid boots, work clothes and expect to get dirty as well as knowledgeable during this workshop.
Dan Harris-Pascal is a plant whisperer who grew up gardening and walking in the Southern Tablelands. Dan’s passion for plants led him to Horticulture at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Hawai’i and, more recently, to design and teach in school gardens with a focus on learning-by-doing.
Dan is passionate about teaching ecology and horticulture that is understandable and useful with a focus on examples and experience over words and theory.
Your course fee includes all classroom materials and extensive take-home resources in the form of notes, seeds, cuttings, tube stock and a range of those useful things to get your forest garden growing!
You can pay for your course below with your credit card, or get in contact with us to arrange payment by credit card, cheque or direct deposit.
Our Sydney course venue is Alexandria Park Community Centre, set in the grounds of Alexandria Community School, on the corner of Park Road and Power Avenue. This amazing place has multiple thriving community gardens, school gardens, a bush tucker garden and outdoor classroom learning areas. Venue MAP.
Getting there by Train: The venue is 15 minutes walk from Redfern Station. Take the Gibbons St exit and continue south. Gibbons St will become Wyndham St, and soon you will reach Alexandria Park on your right. Cut through the park to the corner of Park Rd and Power Avenue, and there you are. Cityrail website.
Getting there by Bus: The 370 and 355 bus routes run along McEvoy St, one block from the venue. Sydney Buses website.
Parking: There is ample street parking around the school.
Plan your trip to Alexandria Park Community Centre with the interactive map below:
View MPC Sydney Course Venue 2010 in a larger map
EventList powered by schlu.net