Food Forest Design & Care for Cities and Suburbs is an online class by Toby Hemenway where here teaches you all of the basics you need to know to successfully start your own food forest in any setting - including cities and suburbs.
If you don't want to commit to a full-length PDC course, but you are interested in learning about food forests, plant guilds, and soil building - Food Forest Design with Toby Hemenway is a great option for you. The course is all online, so you are free to complete the lessons and homework on your own schedule.
Food forests are one of the keystones of permaculture design because of their ability to provide food, wildlife habitat, diversity of species, soil repair, and carbon sequestration - all in one big beautiful living package.
In Food Forest Design, you will learn all about the fundamental aspects of food forests from the master himself, Toby Hemenway. Toby has a background in biological research and several years of university-level instruction under his belt. He has taught over 60 full-length PDC courses.
Food Forest Design & Care for Cities and Suburbs was recorded in 2013 at the Northwestern Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington. The class includes 19 lessons and 3 reference guides. Parts of the course are taught indoors in a classroom, and parts are taught outdoors in the garden.
After the introduction, Hemenway gives a great overview of the ethics of permaculture. Then he dives into the heart of the class to discuss food forest design in urban and suburban environments for 6 lessons. Next up, there are two lessons on the underlying principles of permaculture. There are lessons covering soil building, zones, and cover crops. And the class concludes with 2 lessons about plant guilds.
Food Forest Design includes high-level concepts as well as practical how-to information. Hemenway is a master of teaching, and he does a great job of communicating the complex concepts of permaculture in a way that is clear and succinct. You will gain insights into what permaculture is all about, how it came into existence, and most importantly - how you can put the principles into play in your own food forest.
If you're looking for a convenient and interactive resource to learn about food forests, you will love this Food Forest Design class with Toby Hemenway. There is a lot of information packed into this short course, and there's no one who is better qualified to teach on this subject.