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Forest Gardening and Greenhouse Workshop

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Name: Forest Gardening and Greenhouse Workshop
Date: April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Event Description:
Learn to grow food and build soil in any climate from the man growing bananas in the Rocky Mountains! Come get your hands dirty in our 30 year old, one-acre outdoor and indoor edible forest garden! Day one of these workshops will cover the basics of forest gardening including: Designing and maintaining a forest garden Developing the forest from groundcover to vines to overstory Building soil with vermiculture Integrating plant/animal guilds to promote biodiversity and fill essential ecological functions Successful companion planting for the high Rockies This is a unique opportunity to spend time in the 30-year-old, high-altitude forest garden at CRMPI. Grow tropical bananas in the Rockies? That’s right. Day two of these workshops will teach you how to grow your own food year-round, even tropical fruits, using Climate Battery technology. Learn the intricacies and design of greenhouse growing with an emphasis on perennial poly-culture and making the most of your space. Discover how you can stack functions to make your greenhouse more effective and efficient. Or, if you don’t have a greenhouse, just come to see how this low-tech greenhouse design produces papayas, bananas and other tropical goodies at 7,000+ feet above sea level.
Location:
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute on Basalt Mountain (1000 Basalt Mountain Rd)
Date/Time Information:
Saturday April 14th, 9am to 6pm - Forest Gardening Sunday April 15th, 9am to 6pm - Greenhouse Design
Contact Information:
Callie Maron or Jerome Osentowski 970-927-4158 jerome@crmpi.org
Fees/Admission:
$150 per day, $20 per day discount for couples, students, and Roaring Fork Valley locals
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