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Designing and Growing a Medicinal Permaculture Landscape

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Course Overview

Dreaming of turning your yard into an herbal and edible sanctuary? Get inspired to grow your own medicines! In this workshop, participants will design an edible and/or medicinal landscape using permaculture techniques, as well as learn hands-on growing techniques for medicinal and culinary plants and shrubs. On the first day, we will cover permaculture principles to support participants in designing their own permaculture garden, large or small.  With a focus on edible and medicinal plants, shrubs and trees, participants will begin designing their own landscapes.  On the second day, participants will learn about growing plants from seed or cutting.  We will go into detail about select zone 3-5 plants that can be used as food and medicine- how to grow, prepare and use them. Participants will take home seeds, saplings and a design that they can implement at home, beginning this year. Additional plants and seeds will be available for purchase from the instructor. Students ages 10 and up are welcome to participate with an adult. Call to receive a 25% intergenerational discount.

Required Tools

  • Bring a map of the space you will design

Optional Tools

  • Trowel or hori-hori

Dates

Wed, Jun 15th, 2022  –  Thu, Jun 16th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-4pm each day
Tuition: $200.00
Materials fee: $50.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Monarda Thrasher
Monarda Thrasher
La Pointe, WI

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Designing and Growing a Medicinal Permaculture Landscape