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Session Four: Food Forest Design, Part Two. Create a food forest for Albuquerque while designing one specifically for your own home or farm. Registration requested.
Albuquerque – Who waters, weeds and feeds our forests? Can we design our gardens and farms to be as carefree as out wild forests? What can we learn from natural forests to create more sustainable farms, gardens and local communities and support our wildlife? Suitable for backyards as well as small scale farms, food forests are manmade agricultural installations designed by mimicking natural forests. Food forestry aims towards the self reliance and resilience of natural forests. It supports pollinators and other wildlife while providing not only food, but other resources that support local community self reliance. Climate constraints of the high desert and climate change are key considerations in the course. It’s been done for 2000 years in Morocco, so surely it can be done here. Join us in creating a food forest for Albuquerque while designing one specifically for your own home or farm. Session One: Intro to Food Forestry: Benefits and Basics ($35) April 6 12:00 – 4:00 pm Session Two: Food Forestry Foundations: Wild Forest Biomimicry ($35) April 13 12:00 – 4:00 pm Session Three: Food Forest Design, Part One ($65) April 20 12:00 – 4:00 pm Session Four: Food Forest Design, Part Two ($65) May 4 12:00 – 4:00 pm Food Forests: Growing the Way Nature Does It: Series II Session One: Intro to Food Forestry: Benefits and Basics ($35) May 11 12:00 – 4:00 pm Session Two: Food Forestry Foundations: Wild Forest Biomimicry ($35) May 18 12:00 – 4:00 pm Session Three: Food Forest Design, Part One ($65) May 25 12:00 – 4:00 pm Session Four: Food Forest Design, Part Two ($65) June 1 12:00 – 4:00 pm Patty Parks-Wasserman, a permaculture diplomat has designed permaculture programs for schools and taught permaculture and nature skills to children and youth for 14 years in public, private, homeschooling and non-formal educational environments for toddler through university levels. She joins with The Mother Earth School of Portland, Oregon in delivering annual K12 educator trainings for incorporation of permaculture into classroom curriculum, and teaches Permaculture Design at the University of New Mexico. Her current projects include the “Anytown Food Forest Project” and the development of a multidisciplinary food forest curriculum for secondary and higher level education that provides students an opportunity to engage in development of local community self reliance. She was born in Santa Fe, and grew up working in her parent’s greenhouse and nursery business from the age of six, and has lived in NM all but a few months of her life. REGISTRATION: Please call 505-897-8831 to register.