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Forest Gardening

Forest Gardening


13/05/2017 - 14/05/2017    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Type

Forest Gardening

A forest garden is primarily a food-producing habitat, based on the model of a natural woodland. Comprised of several layers which are usually composed of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs, it can be tailored to fit any garden. With informed design, a forest garden will be low maintenance and highly productive for many years to come.

The course will cover:

  • Concepts and principles of forest gardening
  • Crops and other uses of forest gardens
  • Design and selection of plants
  • The basics of plant establishment and maintenance
  • An inspirational site visit to a local forest garden (during day 2).

No prior knowledge of the subject is needed, although some further gardening and fruit growing knowledge may be necessary to practice forest gardening after the course.

(Dr Angie Polkey is a permaculture and conservation adviser and teacher, who has been practising forest gardening in various forms since 1996)



Tutor: Angie Polkey


Fees: £120 full price (£20 concession and £20 early bird discount available). 

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all SELL Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.

The dates to book courses to obtain the early bird are:

Term 1 courses book before 28th September 2016

Term 2 courses book before 14th December 2016

Term 3 courses book before 22nd March 2017

Please go to for all enquiries and bookings.


Self catering Eco Lodge, shared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm




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