Andy Roo

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FOOD FOREST DESIGN AND INSTALLATION WORKSHOP
Regeneration Farm, Woodinville WA


When: Saturday, September 14th
10am - 3pm
Where: Regeneration Farm
16215 140th Pl. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072  
(¼ mile down the gravel access road, park by the Viva Farms Sign)

No Experience Needed
Cost: $50.00
What to Bring:
Your own lunch (or a potluck item to share!)
Your personal project designs, maps and ideas!
Gloves and appropriate clothing for a farm

What you’ll take away:
Learn the Fundamentals of Food Forest Design
Gain Hands On Experience Installing a Food Forest
Get Help With Specifics of Your Own Food Forest Projects
Learn Techniques for Both Small and Large Scale Designs and Installations
Discuss Regional Resilience and the Most Applicable Plants and Approach for Your Site

Sign up at our website: regenerationfarmnw.com

8 months ago
There will be other opportunities and workshops at our farm this year! Hope to connect at some point Erica.

We still have more room for the workshop tomorrow so please just show up if you want to come but havn't registered yet!

Andy
1 year ago
Hello, this is Andy from Regeneration Farm.
We are hosting a Food Forest Design and Installation Workshop on
Sunday May 26th in Woodinville WA (30 minutes from Seattle).

In this workshop:
Learn the Fundamentals of Food Forest Design
Gain Hands On Experience Installing a Food Forest
Get Help With Specifics of Your Own Food Forest Projects
Learn Techniques for Both Small and Large Scale Designs and Installations
Discuss Regional Resilience and the Most Applicable Plants and Approach for Your Site
No Experience Needed

When: Sunday, May 26th
10am - 4pm

Where: Regeneration Farm
16215 140th Pl. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072  
(¼ mile down the gravel access road, park by the Viva Farms Sign)

Cost: $60-$30 Sliding Scale

What to Bring:
Your own lunch (or a potluck item to share!)
Your personal project designs, maps and ideas!
Gloves and appropriate clothing for a farm

Sign up by emailing: regenerationfarm@gmail.com

1 year ago
Hey there, love to connect on this. I am doing a similar project in Woodinville on a 2 acre plot that seems to share many features of yours. I am currently consulting and working around the region and am frequently in Snohomish and Skagit. It would be great to see your site and share notes and thoughts. We have a similar plan for the Woodinville acrage and I'd enjoy talking over plant selection, earthworks and plant sourcing too!
Andy
2 years ago
thanks so much for the reply marco. i am back at home in the pacific northwest now but next time i am in LA (hopefully in a few months) i would absolutely love to come for a visit. do you have any recommendations for plant/tree sources? also do you have photos you would be willing to share? i didnt have sweet potatoes on my list but sounds like a no-brainer! for now i bought some drought tolerant wildflower seeds from bbb seeds (great company with great seed mixes by region and use) to increase diversity and soil life and just generally make things a little prettier before we have the chance to do any major work.
4 years ago
thanks for the recommendations! im absolutely going to try some of the above mentioned plants. i may seed date palms because i have many seeds. maybe cover crop initially with a mix for the upcoming season. any nursery recommendations out there for plants near LA?
4 years ago
hi folks, im a pacific northwest permaculturist and designer and im going down to LA to stay with a friend who just bought a house in the city with a nice big empty yard. they'd like some help designing things but ive got little experience with the LA climate & plants. i want start by running all their gutters to a "rain garden" in their yard and plant it out with some good stuff for a less-intensive-maintenance-start to their new yard adventure... so far ive looked into what california tropical fruit tree nursery (tropicalfruittrees.com) has to offer but i'd love some help. (i also realize that "rain garden" might be a joke down here, but use that hardscape! right?!) maybe we can do greywater too, any LA guerrilla plumber connects?

what are some guilds that folks have had success with in LA? anyone growing dwarf avocados?
where the best nurseries to buy from down here? i checked out permaculturedesignmagazine.com/resources/plant-nurseries/#california which had a nice list, but any first hand feedback or recommendations for LA specifically?
what about nitrogen fixers and dynamic accumulators?, i read in another thread that comfrey isnt too good in LA, i'd love to just be able to seed as much as i can, but i dont really know what seed to buy haha

should we wait till fall to plant trees out? or are my friends basically going to have to irrigate their trees & no way around it?
who are some rad folks in LA who i can connect to!?!! i'd love to see some LA urban permaculture or just recommendations for places or groups to check out...

thanks a bunch! im going to link up my friends to permies as well so hopefully this will be a fruitful thread for them and me both. and you!
-roo
4 years ago
Jujube are Li and Lang and persimmon are Nikita's Gift hybrid.
5 years ago
Thanks for all the help everyone. I planted most of my trees yesterday. I'm very interested to see how they do. I hope that intensively cover and intercropping them with guild species will secure the mounds and that the trees will no loose their stability. Hopefully my high soil to wood ratio will help with this.

Paw paw species that I found in my research were earliest for my area (time we be the test): Pennsylvania Golden; NC-1; Campbells No. 1.
If I were to plant a fourth it probably would have been the variety 'Prolific'.

I was just reading Ben Falk's book myself. Really impressive.

Andy
5 years ago
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Dillon and Peter,
Thank you so much for you're responses and information! It is much appreciated.

I have (possibly unfortunately in hind sight) already purchased most of my fruit trees. I am wondering what my best options at this point are. What I am considering most strongly is to dig 3 ft. round bowls into the hugels about halfway down the southern faces (hugels are in sun trap "U" shapes facing south) and plant the trees in the bowls. I would make the bowls 1.5 ft deep maybe so that when everything settles in the next years there is less chance of root exposure.

These hugels are probably 75% soil and only 25% wood (no wood was on site so all was brought in via free craigslist folks). So in reference to planting these trees I hope there is enough soil in these hugel berms that I'm able to get away with it. I did concentrate the wood in small piles under where I am planting the trees however, but even in these places the mounds are only 1-1.5 ft of wood and the other 3-4 ft is soil on top.

I cannot excavate a pond for drainage (draining the wetland area would be impossible in this case), and my biggest concern with the water table is with root death in flood scenarios. Which are more and more frequent these days.

As for irrigation, drip is out because there is very little water pressure on site so I am leaning towards running a hose with a splitter to a couple different locations and filling one 5gal bucket per tree and dumping it on every week. A lot more work but not sure if there's a better option.

Peter, could you talk more about why swale berms are used for trees and hugels are not? I am very interested in the WHY behind this as you were referencing. I would think that because of the moisture retention potential of the decaying wood they would be perfect for trees as well. But I am not sure...

There will be alder planted, and some other N-fixers (goumi, buffaloberry) guilded in with the trees for stabilization etc...

Thanks again!
Andy
5 years ago