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Food Forest & Permaculture Guild Plants

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Food Forest installation

Food Forest installation

Plant a garden, eat for a year, plant a Permaculture Food Forest Guild, eat for decades! This hands on workshop will show you design elements necessary to install a perennial food forest. Learn about fruit and nut trees, shrubs and plants suited to the Pacific Northwest. Plants that Fertilize, mulch, attract pollinators and more. Stacked systems can create the layered productivity of a forest. Once established it will provide for its own needs, building soil, cycling nutrients, attracting pollinators and producing food for decades! Strategies will be shared to achieve this on urban lots to large farms.

Presentations and discussions In the morning, a site tour and simple hands on plant selection and installation project in the afternoon.

Pot luck lunch is encouraged.

We want to share high density food nutrition abundance with everyone so we have put a lot of energy into our nursery plant propagation and it did well this year. We are well stocked in productive permaculture plants to help get your system kick started with berries, fruit and nut trees, vines, nitrogen fixers and more! What do you need in your system?


Grafted Trees: Apples, Asian Pear, Plums, Pears

Trees from cuttings: Frost peach, Figs, Desert king, Staghorn Sumac

Trees layered: Black locust, Linden tree, Rowen Mountain Ash, Hawthorn

Trees from seed: Pine nut seedlings, Osage Orange, Strawberry tree, Filbert seedlings,

Shrubs: Honey Berry, Autumn Olive, Sweet Scarlet Goum, Raspberries, Seabuckthorn, Black Current, Red Current, Jostaberry, Gooseberry, Aronia, Black Elderberry, Beauty Berry Bush, Bamboo, Rhubarb

Vines: Wine Grapes, Seedless table Grapes, Hardy Kiwi, Hops

Herbs: Comfrey, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Sweet Sicily, Mallow, Valerian, Nettle, Yarrow, Mint x3, lemon balm, Luvage, borage, calendula.


Testimonials from Past Classes

  • “Workshop was beyond my wildest expectations! Loved it!” Mary, L.
  • “I appreciate getting to know you, appreciate you sharing your wealth of permaculture & scything knowledge and look forward to future connections.” Gary, B.
  • “I just wanted to say thanks again for a really great workshop at your farm. The format worked very well, loved all the hands on. Please extend thanks to all the instructors they did a great job.” Mat, P.









June 10, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Brian Kerkvliet


Inspiration farm
619 E laurel Rd
Bellingham , 98226 United States
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