Forest Gardening Course May 2023


13th - 14th May 2023 

(if you can't make this date there is also a course on the 2nd - 3rd September 2023)

Course Facilitator:

Chris Evans


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire UK

Course Description

This 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening involves theory and practice from visioning to harvesting, at a beautiful venue where they have started to be established over the past 5 years.

The 2-day course will cover:

  • Benefits of forest gardening
  • Ecological principles
  • Site selection and design
  • Integration of permaculture principles and design process
  • Species selection
  • Plant propagation
  • Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting
  • Integration with other farm and garden systems


Participants coming from far afield are welcome to arrive on Friday evening and/or stay over on Saturday night - please let us know your needs. Camping is free. There is limited indoor accommodation available, please be in contact if you need to stay indoors.

We will provide hot drinks through the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Facilitators & Venue

Chris BioChris lives at Applewood with his partner Looby and children Shanti and Teya. He has taught permaculture in the UK, Europe, Nepal, India, U.S.A. and Mexico. He is also a UK senior level tutor for apprentices working towards their diploma in applied permaculture design with the Permaculture Association Britain.