Do you want to learn about Permaculture, Food Forest and Agroforestry? Join our learning community!
What is a Food Forest? Food forest and agroforestry systems are cultivation systems based on Policultures - different plants planted together - many of which are perennials or self seeding. A Food forest will self-fertilize and self-regulate itself thanks to the mix between “support species” and plants that can be directly used by humans (like fruit trees, medicinal plants etc.). We imitate the forest in order to obtain the maximum yield from a small or big area with the minimum input from outside.
In 6 intense days we will explore:
First module – Ecology of Design: duration 3 days.
Permaculture: What is it? Ethics and Principles of design.
Food Forest: What is it? Different approaches & examples
Scale of Permanence
Climate and Morphology: characteristcs and influences on the design
Water: Water management in the Food Forest, on contour & keyline patterns
Access: Where to place them, patterns and scale order
Ecology of the forest: natural successions, vegetation layers, density of vegetation, functional biodiversity (functions in the eco-system, guilds)
Niches and species
Structures, fences and patches
Soil: horizons, interactions, fertilization, composting (hot compost and bocashi)
Second module - Practice: duration 3 days.
Food Forest design: from vision to the basic structure and details
Survey and Site measurements
Implementation of the water retention and infiltration structures
Selection of the plants
Preparation, fertilization and soil inoculum
Planting: cultures for covering and soil protection with mulching
Ordinary and extra ordinary Food Forest management depending on the stages….
Much much more!
Facilitation: Giuseppe Sannicandro studies, designs and teaches Permaculture in Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain. He is the co-founder of the Association Naumanni – Permacultura migrante. He obtained his Permaculture Diploma in Tenerife and is a member and recognised tutor for the Permaculture Diploma of the Italian Academy of Permaculture. He designs and offers consultancies to multifunctional farms, eco-villages and urban permaculture projects. He teaches Permaculture in different courses and formats, in particular PDC’s (72 hours Permaculture Design Courses), water management, earthworks, keyline, soil improvement, horticulture and food forest.
Course and food & lodging: 600 CHF. Early bird price untill the 5 October and for all those that already participated to a course organised by "Les Coccinelles" 550 CHF. The course will be in english with French translation.
We will be having this experience in the heart of Essertfallon, in the Clos du Doubs in the canton of Jura in the beautiful strawbale house we call "La Maison en Paille". We will eat vegeterian.
REGISTRATION WILL BE CONSIDERED VALID AFTER PAYMENT of a deposit of 150 CHF* to the following bank account :
Account Holder: Association Les Coccinelles Address of account Holder: 2886 Epiquerez Name of the bank: PostFinance SA Address: Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern, Switzerland IBAN: CH65 0900 0000 1407 5800 4 Account: 14-75800-4 BIC\SWIFT code: POFICHBEXXX
Description: Food Forest deposit + full name
* The deposit will be returned if: - the course will not take place; - cancellation will be communicated within the 15th of October .