I’m on the road doing a number of workshops this fall. Please come check them out!
Rainwater Harvesting and Edible Forest Gardens
August 23-28, Sedalia, CO
Hosted by Woodbine Ecology Center, a two-part series: first rainwater harvesting and greywater utilization with Brad Lancaster, followed by a forest gardens weekend intro with five-day advanced design option.
- Buffalo gourd (Cucurbita foetidissima) is a native perennial staple crop for cold, dry regions.
Ecological Edible Landscaping
September 12, Hockessin, DE
An evening bringing together the best of native plant gardening and permaculture, hosted by the Mt. Cuba Center, home of one of the finest collections of eastern native plants I’ve ever seen.
- Camassia scillioides, our eastern native staple bulb, at Mt. Cuba
Edible Forest Gardens
September 13-15, near Philadelphia, PA
A weekend forest garden design workshop hosted by Green Light Plants, a great nursery featuring useful eastern native plants and other permaculture specialties. We’ll check in on Dale Hendricks’ mature pawpaw trees, incredible groundnut collection, and interesting polycultures.
- Planting understory polycultures beneath pawpaws at last year’s workshop.
Edible Forest Gardens and Commercial Food Forestry
October 4-5, Reno NV
Cold and dry climates are among the most challenging for agriculture. This workshop will include tours of some very interesting successful food forests in the Reno area.
- Yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium), a promising protein and oil nut crop for arid cold regions.
Commercial Food Forestry
October 14-18, San Ramon, CA
Commercial food forestry and regenerative enterprise planning. Featuring the fantastic Elizabeth U, author of Finance for Food.
- Regenerative enterprise planning is what we need to scale the forest garden up to the commercial food forest.
Food Forest Tasting Workshop
October 18-19, Holyoke, MA
Come tour our Paradise Lot garden and Tripple Brook Farm, and taste forest garden delights like pawpaw, hardy kiwifruit, chestnut, butternut, and more. This is also part of the highly recommended FEAST permaculture design course.
- Some of the bounty from last year’s fall harvest at Paradise Lot including chinkapin chestnuts, pawpaws, Asian pears, hardy kiwifruit, and American persimmon.
International Permaculture Convergence
November 25-Dec 6, Cuba
I’ll be presenting on perennial staple crops at the International Permaculture Convergence in Cuba.
- Breadfruit, one of the finest perennial staple crops for the humid tropics.