2 day Forest Garden Workshop

Dato: lørdag 5. marts 2016 - søndag 6. marts 2016
Klokken: 09:30 - 16:00

Facilitated by Cathrine Dolleris






What is Edible Forest Gardening?

Forest Gardening is the growing of fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems, and is more than the sum of its parts.  Through careful design we can create beautiful, diverse, and high yielding perennial gardens that are also largely self-maintaining


Design an Actual Garden

In this two-day workshop we will focus in on the design of the Ananda Gaorii forest garden, taking into consideration the site and its preexisting natural and human made features. We will learn about succession in nature, the 7 layers of a forest garden, use observation techniques, mapping and development of plant guilds and polycultures. We will use design exercises and do practical work in the forest garden and start learning about foraging edibles. Come prepared to put pencil to paper, work in the garden and learn the intricacies of planning for high yielding perennial forest gardening.


Cost: 1400 Kroner, Students and unemployed: 1000 Kroner (limited scholarships available) Payment: 1) Mobile Pay to: +45 71881273; 2) Bank transfer to: Reg. No. 5018 Acc. No. 0001348611; 3) Online by PayPal or credit card at www.anandagaorii.dk . Deadline for payment: March 1.


To Register: Go to: http://goo.gl/forms/xOwu7lfQxW  Please register only after completing payment. Deadline Nov. 15


Accommodation: Accommodation will be in rooms with two to six beds or dorms with mattresses on the floor.


Food: The food is vegetarian. We can also cater for vegan and gluten-free if requested.


What to bring: Warm clothes, work clothes, shoes for outdoor work,  warm socks, sleeping bag, bed sheets, yoga mat (if you have one).

Preparation: Try sleeping at 9 and rising at 4 for a few days before the retreat starts to acclimatize yourself.

For more information: write to info@anandagaorii.dk or call Dada on 71881273.

Address: Ananda Gaorii Ashram, Farm and Learning Center, Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig. For those coming by public transport please catch the train to Holbæk. From Holbæk you can catch the bus or train to Vig. Once in Vig please call 4731 4731 or 7188 1273 and we will come and pick you up.

Program Saturday Sunday
 9.30 – 10.00 Welcome, final payment, practical arrangements (Dada). Check-in.


10.00 – 12.00 Introduction to each other and the forest gardening course

What is a forest  garden and why do we want it?

Succession in nature. Working with nature

What did we learn yesterday?

Web of life

Design guidelines

Design exercise in groups

12.00 – 12.30 Foraging edibles for lunch Foraging edibles for lunch
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Walk in the forest garden area. Orientation. Wind breaks. Slope. Paths. Views

The 7 layers: Big trees, small trees, shrubs, herbs, roots, groundcover and climbers

Introduction to different plants Plants for different purposes

Practical work in the forest garden


Ground cover


15.00 – 15.30 Pause Nutrients: N-fixers, accumulator plants and other sources.

Mycelium and mushrooms

Evaluation of the weekend

We stop at 16.00

15.30 – 17.00 Design in context: Who will use the forest garden? What yields do we want? What options are available?


Observation, mapping and resources, economy, manpower

Evening A movie or storytelling  


Holbækvej 56
4560 Vig

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