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Permaculture Forest Gardener Series

The Resiliency Institute

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Highlights

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. 

Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines, and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.

The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:

  • Site & Human systems Assessment
  • Edible and Native Plant Selection & Installation to Rewild our Landscapes
  • Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  • Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  • Preservation and propagation
  • Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren

Suggested Materials:

  • Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison
  • Gaia’s Garden  by Toby Hemenway
  • Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya
  • Food not Lawns by Heather  Flores

Class Starting Saturday, February 08

9 sessions

  • Saturday, February 08, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 07, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, May 02, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, June 13, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, July 11, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, September 12, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, October 10, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, November 14, 9:00AM- 12:00PM

Graduation: Dec 5

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Horticulture classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, The Resiliency Institute, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

What You'll Get

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. 

Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines, and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.

The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:

  • Site & Human systems Assessment
  • Edible and Native Plant Selection & Installation to Rewild our Landscapes
  • Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  • Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  • Preservation and propagation
  • Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren

Suggested Materials:

  • Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison
  • Gaia’s Garden  by Toby Hemenway
  • Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya
  • Food not Lawns by Heather  Flores

Class Starting Saturday, February 08

9 sessions

  • Saturday, February 08, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 07, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, May 02, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, June 13, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, July 11, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, September 12, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, October 10, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, November 14, 9:00AM- 12:00PM

Graduation: Dec 5

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Horticulture classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, The Resiliency Institute, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 14, 2020.

  • ALL SALES FINAL.
  • Must be 16 or older to attend
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged, altered, or redeemed for other dates, but may send a friend in place.
  • Must present CourseHorse confirmation email upon arrival.
  • Purchaser name must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with CourseHorse and course provider for purposes of order fulfillment.
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  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
  • Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
  • Note, additional equipment or materials may be required or included in purchase price, see course description for details.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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