Community Food Forest Stewardship Guild 2019

Means of Production Garden, E 6th Ave @ St.Catherines, Mount Pleasant
2019, 9 Saturdays over three seasons, 10am-1pm
All tool use and materials included
$310 for all nine sessions
REGISTER on Paypal for all nine sessions
Or see links below description to register for seasons individually

Want to get your hands dirty with some permaculture practice right in the city? At Means of Production Garden, leader Ryan Vasseur will guide Guild members in key skills for maintaining a community food forest in good health and maximum productivity.  Pruning fruit trees, building soil and other fundamentals of permaculture are included in these hands-on seasonal programs that support our community’s food bounty in Mount Pleasant. Learn the garden’s different elements with respect to food production, medicine, and so much more! Understanding the hillside design of MOP and how closed loop systems function is built into the nine learning/work sessions. Guild Members take home mini-harvests of seasonal bounty, from flower bouquets to fresh herbs or fruits as available. Snacks and tea provided each day.

Spring:  Mar 23, Apr 27, May 25 — tree tending, soil building, and sowing seeds
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Summer: June 22, July 27, Aug 24 — Soil tending, bee habitat awareness
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Autumn: Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16 — Tree tending, mushroom inoculation, soil building
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About our Instructor

Ryan Vasseur is a permaculture, rainforest, and healthy soil enthusiast and completed his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) in 2018. He is passionate about food forests and gardening and looks for opportunities to combine them whenever possible. Ryan enjoys teaching about forest systems, soil health, and empowerment through growing and foraging food. Food forests are bio-diverse, multi-functional spaces that can produce food, medicine, habitat for animals and soil life, and are a model for truly sustainable and regenerative Earth care. During a food forest stewardship session you can expect to learn about building healthy soil, pruning and caring for food producing trees, foraging, mycology, and many more exciting topics. Ryan believes that human beings can be responsible stewards of this planet and create a regenerative future that allows life to flourish.