CELT Agroforestry Introductory Courses – Summer 2012
Location: Eve’s Orchard, Caher Rice, Feakle, Co.Clare.
Agroforestry or Forest-gardening is about increasing overall yield from an area of land by planting various different trees in a permaculture-related design so that trees and agriculture mutually benefit each other. The system is also good for wildlife biodiversity and carbon storage.
Saturday 23rd June :
CREATING A FOREST GARDEN – An introduction to site assessment and planting design – how to get the most from a design that both fits your needs and what works for the ecosystem.
Friday 6th July:
DRINKS FROM THE FOREST GARDEN – All kinds of drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) can be made from a range of plants typically grown in forest gardens.
Saturday 14th July:
FOREST GARDEN PLANTS AND THEIR USES – Introduction to a range of herbal products that can be made from the trees, shrubs and ground flora of a forest garden.
Friday 27th July:
FOREST GARDEN PRODUCE – Propagation, growing and harvesting the trees, shrubs, vegetables and herbs of a typical forest garden in Ireland.
Cost: €40 per day (waged)/ €35 per day (part-waged)/ €25 per day (unwaged)