Introduction to Forest Gardening

Date/Time
Date(s) - 30 May 2020 until 31 May 2020
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM


A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Ecology Course

Introduction to Forest Gardening 

A forest garden is primarily a food-producing habitat and is based on the model of a natural woodland.  It is comprised of several layers which are usually composed of fruit and nut trees, as well as 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. 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. 

Tutor: Dr Angie Polkey

Fees: £60 full price (£55 concessions and early bird discount available). 

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth 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.

Please go to https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/ecology/  for all bookings.

E-mail: learning@aber.ac.uk 

Phone: 01970 621580

Course Code: AB306E

Accommodation:

Self catering Eco Lodgeshared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm. Please book your place first with Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth and then contact us about your accommodation needs.

You maybe interested in other conservation, species ID and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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