When: October 23nd and 24rd 2021

Time: 1pm-5pm, incl. a 15min break (teas and coffee provided)

Location: St.Philips’ Churchyard in NDG (Connaught & Sherbrooke W)

Price: 60$/ 1 day, 110$/ 2 days  -- 4 spots with 25% discount for BIPOC students-- Promo Code if this applies to you is BIPOC

Language: *This workshop will be in English* but the workshop facilitator (Graham Calder) and his assistant are both bilingual and can help translate or explain concepts in French

Registration : https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/129863361RR0002-st-philips-church/events/pocket-forest/  

Bonus : Digital Educational Handout on pocket food forest

What exactly are Pocket Forests and how can they benefit us and the planet? Pocket Forests are diverse planting of edible plants and their companions that attempt to replicate the ecosystems and patterns found in natural forests. Also known as Garden Forests, these systems can help reverse ecological degradation and act as effective carbon-capturing; food-providing; drought and flood preventing; habitat building; soil regenerating; ecosystem-supporting and aesthetically pleasing spaces! 

P3 Permaculture, Incredible Edibles, the Depot and St. Philip’s church are introducing a fall 2-day in-person workshop on October 23rd and 24th between 1-5pm at St. Philip's churchyard in NDG where we will walk you through the ins and outs of forest gardening: its history, importance, design, implementation and role in modern society.

Through careful observation, meticulous care and design, the natural cycle through which forests are created can be sped up sustainably and abundantly! This workshop will teach you how to mimic the cycle seen in forest structures in order to create these regenerative climate-improving Pocket Food Forests. Join us and be part of rewilding our neighbourhood and improving the health of our ecosystem, the planet, and each other.

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Saturday, 23 October 2021 from 1:00-5pm PM  (EST) and Sunday, 24 October 20211:00-5:00 PM (EST)
St Philip's Churchyard Connaught & Sherbrooke W, Montreal, QC H4B 1X3

Workshop’s Daily Breakdown: 

Day 1 will cover everything you need to know about Pocket Forest Design, including: 

  • Food Forest Theory
  • Forest Architecture
  • Tree and Guild Planting
  • Designing Rain Gardens
  • Flood Prevention
  • Carbon Capturing
  • Spacing for Different Climates
  • Animal Protection
  • Natural Pest and Disease Control
  • Basic Pocket Forest Maintenance Techniques 

Day 2 will involve all the interactive hands-on process:

  • Planting
  • Mulching
  • Soakage Gardens
  • Tree and Guild Planting
  • Soil-building
  • Lasagna Gardening

What to bring: 

  • Mask
  • Warm clothes
  • Good (waterproof) boots & work gloves
  • Food or snacks
  • A portable tea/coffee mug
  • Tools: garden gloves, spades, rakes, shovels, etc. 

For more information email: info@p3permaculture.ca 

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