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Forest Garden Course 

9:30, Saturday 31st January
16:30, Sunday 1st February
South East | Kent
Kent (map)


This course is suitable for beginners and experienced gardeners alike who want to develop their understanding of Forest Gardening to apply at home, allotment, community garden or farm.

The weekend will be led by Jo Barker and Claire White, both experienced Forest Garden Designers and teachers who have worked on various projects, ranging from Farm scale design and implementation, community projects and home gardens. Examples of their designs will be available on the course.

The course will cover:

  • Origins & principles of forest gardening.
    • Perennial food growing,
    • Design with trees, shrubs and ground cover.
    • Implementation of design and aftercare.
  • This course is open to all, no previous experience is necessary to attend, forest gardening attracts interest from experienced gardeners and professionals as well as newcomers. There will be practical sessions (mulching) and design exercises. We will be outdoors for much of the course and might be visiting other sites, if you have a disability that you think may affect your ability to attend the course, please contact us before booking to discuss how you can be accommodated.

    By the end of the course you will have a basic knowledge of the ideas and principles of forest gardening as well as understanding some of the techniques necessary to put the theory into practice.

    To Book contact:

    Shavanna Barker <[email protected]>

    Forest Garden Course

    South East | Kent