Forest Gardening and Greenhouse Workshop
Name: Forest Gardening and Greenhouse Workshop
Date: April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
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.