Edible Landscaping at the Omega Institute: Recreating the Garden of Eden
Edible landscaping creates an abundance of delicious food right outside our door. In this workshop, permaculture designer and edible landscaping expert, Ethan Roland, shares the top 30 edible landscaping species and the basic practices for planting a diversity of fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.Part of this workshop includes edible landscaping design exercises for your home. We choose the best areas for edible landscaping, analyze the sun and soils, and choose specific trees, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs for your site. We also harvest and taste edible fruits of the season, including American persimmon, chestnut, sweet oak acorns, and the ubiquitous, much-maligned, incredibly nutritious garlic mustard.
Through a combination of presentations, hands-on learning, and design exercises, we will:
- Obtain profiles of herbs, flowers, greens, roots, fruits, and berries for year-round production
- Learn techniques to reduce the amount of money and time we spend on our lawn
- Explore how to design for beauty and diversity
- Study the basic principles of sun, shade, soils, and moisture
The workshop is appropriate for anyone, from those who have never planted a thing to experienced gardeners.
Bring a simple map of the location of your home (with property lines on it) or an aerial photograph from Google Maps or Bing Maps.
Ethan Roland, MS, is the lead designer at AppleSeed Permaculture LLC, an edible landscaping and regenerative design firm based in New York’s Hudson River Valley. He studies and practices permaculture design in all corners of the world, from the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan to the tropical monsoon ecosystems of Thailand.
Weaving Our Lives with Land & Place: Producing Food
Training by Ethan Roland of AppleSeed Permaculture. Part of the Certificate Program in Sustainable Community Living, this workshop focuses the history of the land and local community as we prepare the soil and plant gardens, and we learn some of the basics of permaculture. This includes topics such as organic gardening, composting and mulching, forest farming, water retention and regeneration, and erosion control. It also includes some time getting to know the flora and fauna of the region, and some traditional ways of engaging it through cuisine, medicine, and spiritual practices. RSVP required: email@example.com or (845) 554-3406.