Permaculture Food Forests Course

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Permaculture Food Forests: Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year-Round Abundance
An Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding Region
Do you want to gain hands-on skills and build community around growing food? Interested in learning best practices for orchard establishment and management, food forestry, designing year-round productive vegetable farms and gardens, and preserving the harvest? We are pleased to offer this advanced practicum grounded in sound horticultural practices, and spiced with the delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables our region has to offer.
Before the area around San Jose was called the Silicon Valley it was known as “the Valley of the Heart’s Delight” because of its apricot, peach and plum orchards, and the delightful abundance it produced. Join us in creating and celebrating these habitats on both home and broadacre scales.
The course meets four weekends throughout the year, from August 2019 to May 2020. You may sign up for one session, or all four. Discounts available for teachers, children, and partners/spouses who register together.

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