Join celebrated garden designer, author and educator Michael Judd in exploring essential edible landscaping and permaculture concepts in this unique webinar series.
In this series Judd will lead a virtual tour through edible landscapes while unearthing the abc’s of how to build herb spirals, create raised beds that harvest water, grow gourmet mushrooms, simplify food forest basics, construct earthen ovens and much much more.
Michael’s webinars are filled with practical examples, picture rich, easy to follow, fun, informative and fruitful! Webinars are easy to sign up for, watch and interact with much like a live video presentation. You can opt for a single webinar or sign up for the series for more in-depth learning.
The presentation time for each webinar is close to 1 hour long with :15 Q&A.
Session 4: Food Forests & Uncommon Fruits Webinar
A food forest (or “edible forest garden”) is a low-maintenance gardening technique that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes woodland species with edible trees, shrubs, perennial vegetables, herbs, vines, and annuals. Designed correctly, a food forest is sustainable, resilient, builds healthy soil, sequesters carbon, stores rainwater, and provides habitat for wildlife–all while producing a cornucopia of food for you and your family!
Edible and ecological landscape designer Michael Judd brings the complexity of creating a food forest into bite sized patches. Starting with simple ground prep in an area as small as 10×10 feet, planting a fruit tree with supportive permaculture plants, your food forest adventures can begin!
Uncommon Fruits & Permaculture Plants
Uncommonly delicious, uncommonly beautiful, uncommonly easy to grow… yes, yes, yes. There is a world of fruit trees and bushes that fit perfectly in the home landscape and require very little of you other than picking abundant harvests. Combining your fruits with permaculture companion plants furthers their resilience and reduces your inputs (work!).
Cultivar selection and sourcing options covered.
The following fruits are just a sampling of the cornucopia that awaits to root in your landscape, titillate the senses and fill the fruit bowl.
- Paw paws
- Aronia Berry
- Hardy Kiwi
- Flying Dragon Citrus
- Bush cherry
- Lead plant
- Walking onions