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Food Forest Workshop

Learn how to design and prepare the layout of a food forest including ground preparation, composting, and nutrient flows created to maximize space, water, nutrients, food, animal habitat, materials for building, soil restoration and abundance with Permaculture Designer Rosa Maicas.

The class will actively participate in the layout of a food forest in the UHMC Campus Garden for hands-on training and applied practice.

In Module 1, learn a variety of agroforestry principles that include riparian buffer reparation, food forest, ally cropping, silvopasture, wind brakes and forest farming.  This module will also include information on tree interactions with their environment, nutrient flows & exchanges, synergies with other species & mycelium, how trees talk and hands-on learning how to set up soil, compost areas, ground covers & water irrigation for trees.

Module 2 will cover species of canopy trees, fruit trees, trellis plants, shrubs, bulbs, ground covers, flowers, pollinator plants that work together simulating a food forest in our climate. Implementation in the garden.

The workshop will be held Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 18 to 26, 2019 in the Laulima building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.  

Tuition is $395.00.

To register online, click here.

For more information, visit or contact:

(808) 984-3231

We encourage you to register as early as possible before class begins to secure your place in the class and to prevent a class with low enrollment from being cancelled. Space is limited in some classes.

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