In this class you will learn the art of planting trees & shrubs to thrive within a guild community of beneficial plants & fungi! We will discuss integrating flowers, herbs, groundcovers, vines, edible mushrooms & more!
The Art of Growing Organic Fruit is a 6 part seasonal workshop series exploring the cultivation of fruit trees, shrubs & other perennial edibles for our Northern climate. Each workshop in the series will focus on building skills to tend our plants with a Permacultural approach including Pruning, Propagation, Grafting, Planting, Design, Maintenance, Organic Pest/Disease Management, Harvest, Crop Swaps, Winter Clean-up & more. All experience levels welcome to get started growing food, share our collective successes, swap resilient & delicious plant varieties and celebrate the beautiful abundance of perennial food. ‘As they say, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is right now!’
The Art of Growing Organic Fruit is a 6 part series. Although drop-ins are welcome, we encourage people to sign up for the whole series. Discounted rates for the whole series is $100 for 6 classes, drop-in days are $20 per day. Class dates are 3/11, 4/22, 5/6, 7/15, 8/5 and 9/9 from 2-4pm in the Tiny Diner garden.
**Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay! Scholarships available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information**
About the Teacher:
Cody Mastel is motivated by a constant fire of acquiring, mastering, & sharing skills that inspire others to learn through self-guided, hands-on experience. He helps facilitate learning throughout the Upper Midwest with organizations like Tiny Diner, MCTC, MPLS Community Ed & the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Cody is owner of Land by Hand and co-founder of Open Hearth Permaculture Education. He graduated from the U of MN College of Design, and is a certified Permaculture Designer & Educator. (landbyhand.org)
For more information, visit: PLANTING AND GUILD DESIGN: THE ART OF GROWING ORGANIC FRUIT