Forest Gardening Intensive: Imagine a lush backyard where you grow your own fruit, nuts, flowers, greens and perennial vegetables! Learn how the plants that you grow can provide all of the soil fertility, pest control and weed control to meet your garden’s needs. Visit local examples of forest gardens for inspiration and ideas. Learn planting techniques and maintenance strategies with hands-on practice. In this four-day, intensive workshop you will learn how to garden like nature with stunning, tasty results.
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day at the Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park and local sites. $150 Phipps members, $165 non-members. For more information visit here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 412/441-4442 x 3925.
Instructor Bio: Juliette Jones studied sustainable agriculture and permaculture design at Slippery Rock University. She has worked with Permaculture experts Dave Jacke and Darrell Frey, teaching courses on Edible Forest Gardening and Permaculture Design, and taught the Growing Sustainably Lab for Chatham University’s Food Studies program. Notable design experience includes design and installation of Pittsburgh’s first food forest in Hazelwood, demonstration gardens for Phipps Conservatory and an edible garden for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.