Blue Ridge Center
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FROM STRAWBALES TO FOOD FORESTS: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PERMACULTURE

  • November 06, 2010
  • 1:00 PM - 3:59 PM
  • BRCES' Demory-Wortman House

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Instructor - Michael Judd

Join us for a hands-on course in designing and creating a food forest on a typical residential landscape. Imagine a yard where trees are dripping with fresh fruits and ripening nuts, shrubs are packed with delicious berries, and every other plant is a medicinal herb, culinary spice, or beautiful edible flower. Tubers and root crops are abundant underfoot, gourmet mushrooms sprout in the shade, and hardy kiwi vines climb back up through the layers of this multi-functional forest of foodBeginning with just a few strawbales, newspaper and cardboard we will move through the easy steps to begin transforming your yard into a thriving edible landscape.

Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological systems and landscapes throughout the Americas for the last 16 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community health in both tropical and temperate growing regions.  The founder of both Ecologia LLC, edible and ecological landscape design and Project Bona Fide, an international non-profit supporting agro-ecology research. While he continues to raise awareness and funds for his project in Nicaragua in the U.S., Michael currently offers design consultation and implementation services specializing in edible landscapes through Ecologia, LLC.

Any questions about the workshop may be directed to BRCES Program Director Jeffrey Alvey at jalvey@blueridgecenter.org


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.

Purcellville, VA  20132

540-668-7640

info@blueridgecenter.org 

 

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