Learn how to grow your own food forest/ edible landscape/ healing garden at home to provide a fresh, organic, balanced, holistic and sustainable diet. This class integrates using plants for healing our mind-body AND garden building for sustainability. We will discuss growing, wildcrafting, foraging, harvesting & making food-medicines AND how this process can stabilize ecosystems.
Whether you start with a field, backyard or wooded acreage, you will learn how to transition your plot of land to a forest garden just by mimicking Nature. Local & regional forest medicines will be emphasized, including their propagation, cultivation, harvest, preservation, and use. Our discussion will include leaves, flowers, twigs, stems, roots, tubers, rhizomes, and bark among the plant parts used. This class will be a blend of practical theory and some hands on actual building of garden projects.
Please come prepared. Notepad and writing utensil, closed toed shoes and gloves recommended.
$30 for non-members, $15 for members.
Jean-Gardner Singleton is a holistic wellness physician, ethno-botany consultant, ecological/permaculture designer, grassroots educator and social entrepreneur. Since 1990, he has been deeply involved in holistic wellness, and has been designing edible landscapes since 1994, traveling to 28 countries around the world to learn how others use eco-design and plant-based food/medicines to heal. He creates/designs/teaches solutions across the holistic-living spectrum, and shows you the big picture – a whole life approach to well-being that is both deceptively simple and powerfully therapeutic. His passion is to inspire better connections to Nature through traditional medicines and edible landscapes which foster healing for both people and the Earth. To this end, he founded and directs the Gaia Wellness Project (GWP), which is dedicated to solving global problems of hunger and lack of access to conventional healthcare, healthy foods and medicine. GWP’s strategy provides natural, sustainable and collaborative solutions of cultivating easy-to-grow native edible plants and botanical medicines. Jean-Gardner welcomes collaboration with other open-minded and innovative social artists and social entrepreneurs.