Plant guilds are the building blocks of healthy landscapes. They are indicators of soil health. Plants that work together make your own tasks more manageable! Come and learn about putting together plants guilds that are nourishing for the land and for you. In this one-day immersion course, you will define and review plant guilds, food forests, basic plant biology, basic botany, effects of weather and interactions with animals. We will explore local plant ecosystems (e.g. prairie, woodland, savanna, riparian zones, pastures, gardens, farm fields, etc) and identify existing plant guilds. We will create plans for useful plant guilds that can be established in your own yard in this cold temperate climate of Wisconsin. Wayne Weiseman is a co-author of the book Integrated Forest Gardening, a book about plants, plant guilds and polycultures. We’ll have the book available for purchase and he will sign them if requested. A delicious and locally prepared mid-day meal is served to registered students attending this course at no additional charge.
Date: Thursday, August 4, 9am – 5pm
Instructor: Wayne Weiseman, Permaculture designer, consultant and author
Cost: $50 (only $40 with a ticket for the Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence; lunch included)
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Integrated Forest Gardening Build-A-Guild Workshop
August 4, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM