Create great soil, capture water, using trees in food systems, and bring it together with design
posted 2 years ago
Work with nature to build rich soil, conserve water, the fundamentals you need to create a healthy ecosystem full of nutritious edibles in your yard. Join experienced permaculture designers Jono Nieger and Koreen Brennan for a weekend immersion into permaculture approaches to building soil, conserving water and understanding natural patterns and the natural world.
This weekend we’ll focus on resilient soil building, water use, trees, and ecosystem patterns; putting it together to help you design your edible forest garden. The workshop is part of the Urban permaculture design course Tampa Bay, but also acts as a stand alone workshop. Fees and time spent at this workshop can be applied to any future full permaculture design course with Grow Permaculture.
This workshop will be held at beautiful Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Clearwater, FL, a 50 acre nature preserve with several ecosystems, rare species, a beautiful boardwalk and lake. This park has space for a food forest and is focused on regenerative living! There will be information, hands on learning and take home materials. We will cover fundamentals that apply anywhere with a focus on Florida specific techniques.
A conservation biologist and ecologist since 1990 and permaculture teacher and designer since 1996, Jono has a diverse background in ecology, conservation, restoration, land stewardship, permaculture, horticulture, and landscape design. Jono was the Land Steward at Lost Valley Educational Center, Oregon, Restoration Ecologist with the Nature Conservancy of California, Lost Creek Watershed Council Founder and Coordinator, and Conservation Agent for the Palmer Conservation Commission. He is a member of the faculty at the Conway School of Landscape Design and teaches courses and workshops in Permaculture, ecological design and land stewardship. Jono is Board President of the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast, and is a founding partner of the Regenerative Design Group.