Mon, Mar 30|
Oregon State University Ecampus
Permaculture Food Forests Online Course
Learn about how you can grow a forest of food in your backyard, neighborhood, or for commercial production.
Time & Location
Mar 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – May 03, 2020, 5:00 PM
Oregon State University Ecampus, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
About The Event
Permaculture Food Forests are intentional cultivated forest gardens that contain native and cultivated plants, which provide yields for humans and ecological functions. Essentially, a low-maintenance forest that's completely edible!
What Are The Benefits of a Food Forest?
A food forest is a sustainable and natural way to produce healthy and organic food.
By learning how to tend your specific soil and develop plant communities you'll be able to improve your yield and provide nourishing and healthy food for you and your family.
This course will teach you how to design a food forest for your unique climate and needs using permaculture principles and ecology.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
Explain the food forest concept and how it can be useful in your community.
Assess a site for the planting of a food forest.
Understand various plant relationships that can contribute to high diversity and resilience in your food forest.
Make strategic decisions about which species to include in your design to meet your needs and steward your local environment.
Develop an integrated design for an urban food forest for your location.
Consider the ways that yields and maintenance changes throughout the year to take good care of your backyard food forest design.
This course culminates in a final design proposal for a local site that is specific to your location and goals.