Workshops & Talks
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The Forager's Garden
Saturday 10th July
Durbar Hall, Hastings Museum, Bohemia Road, Hastings
(max 18 places)
A forager’s garden gives you a backbone of easy to grow food that gets more abundant as time goes on. It focuses mainly on fruit trees, soft fruits, perennial vegetables and herbs.
This short workshop will address:-
What plants to choose, where to put them and how to do it ….so that you can walk around your garden and come back with things to eat.
We will start at the Durbar Hall and then walk to Bohemia Walled Garden (5-10 mins) and have a look at a recently planted example whilst continuing discussions.
Course attendees will be welcome to picnic in garden after the workshop.
The Permaculture Orchard
Saturday 2nd October
Small Farm, Fairlight
£25 (max 8 people)
A Permaculture Orchard does not use chemicals, but relies on planting other plants that help the trees to grow. It creates a stable ecosystem that is good for pollinators and other beneficial insects and builds in long term solutions for the fertility of your trees.
This workshop will cover: planning where trees should go, how to work out the sizes and spacing, what varieties to choose and what else to plant in your orchard.
It will be a more technical workshop. It is for people who are regenerating old orchards organically (garden orchards included) or are setting up a new orchard and have a good understanding of gardening.
We will walk around a real example of a permaculture Orchard where simple techniques will be explained and the process about planting one will be clear to see.
Permaculture orchards can be planted in the back of a large garden, strips of land in the community, larger fields or some allotment situations (where fruit trees are allowed).
Design Your Own Forager's Garden
Saturday 11 September
Small Farm, Fairlight
This is a day’s intensive workshop where you design your own forager’s garden.
Take time out and really focus on your own garden and what you would like it to look like, what kind of plants you would like to be foraging and how you are going to plan it. A great opportunity come up with your own design, whilst having tutor input, group ideas and personal guidance from the author of ‘The Forager’s Garden’.
Max 8 places
Past Events & Workshops
Anna loves going out into the field and giving talks about any subject area of permaculture that your group would like.
Feel free to call and chat through any ideas for an event you are planning.
Here is a flavour of what some recent talks have been:
Bohemia Walled Garden Association
2017 Chelsea Fringe Festival – What is Permaculture?
2017 Plot Holders Gathering – Why designing your plot is so important
Pett Village Horticultural Society – Monthly Meeting – Permaculture- a general overview.
Hastings Transition Town – Hosted ‘Sustainable Food Talk’ with Patrick Holden
Tribal Earth Festival – Why Permaculturalists Want to Design Everything!
National Permaculture Convergence, Manchester – How to Approach the Bigger Design
Sustainability on Sea, Public Event – Permaculture in the Garden
Marina Allotments Association – Permaculture for Allotments
Bohemia Walled Garden Association – People Power Celebration- Forage Garden on a Budget
Sustainability on Sea, Public Event – The Home Forage Garden
Marina Allotments Association – Plants for Pollinators
Online workshop March 2020 – The Home Forage Garden
Online Instant Self-study website – permacultureonline
(Response to Covid 19 Pandemic)
Workshops & Talks 2021
Sustainability Centre Online Talk – The Forager’s Garden
Anna regularly gives workshops about ‘How to Plant a Forager’s Garden’, ‘Introduction to Designing Skills’, ‘Permaculture for Allotments’, ‘How to Grow Organic Food from Seed’, ‘Setting up a Permaculture Orchard’ and many other topics. Tailor made talks and workshops, no problem – just ask.