Forest Gardening through the Seasons
Managing, propagating and harvesting are all activities that have their place and season in the forest garden. Meeting one's needs from a forest garden, while potentially more sustainable, can be different from conventional agriculture.
In this class, we will experience an established forest garden and discuss useful perennial plants, trees and shrubs that are easy to grow, as well as their low cost methods of propagation. We will also look at seasonally appropriate forest garden management techniques.
The workshop will be capped with a brief cooking demo with Terri Wilde of locally gathered foods and a tasting of these bounties.
Reg fee: $15 to Whatcom Folk School
Instructors fee: $35
Sat. June 9th
Matt VanBoven grew up on a homestead near Bellingham and has many years experience in low impact living. He has spent the last 15 years researching unique edible plants and establishing a large scale forest garden. He is the curator of Feral Farm in Rockport.
Terri Wilde is a naturalist and forager. She has studied medicinal and edible uses of native plants and common weeds. It is her passion to create healthy, tasty food from the gifts of the earth, many of which come in abundance and are often overlooked.