Time & Location
Apr 03, 2023, 6:00 PM CDT – Apr 27, 2023, 8:05 PM CDT
About the Event
Are you ready to cultivate medicinal plants for yourself and community? Are you looking to utilize Permaculture design methods to create resilient thriving gardens? Come learn from Caroline's experience creating and stewarding our 10 year old forest garden. The heart of our community, our forest garden is full of medicine and food plants that support the health and wellness of our community. It is truly a Food and Medicine Forest - a thriving forest garden ecosystem in suburban South Austin. Since 2011 this garden has grown alongside our community.
This course will walk you through the process of starting and tending a forest garden with a focus on medicinal plants. It includes cultivating soil and plants and working with the flows of nature and human systems. I will introduce specific plants, their needs, how they work within the garden ecosystem and broad strokes on their herbal actions and how they work to support our health and wellbeing. Plus follow up activities between classes to help move you along your personal design process.
Beginners welcome! Watch our segment on Central Texas Gardener to see what we are up to around here.
Cost : Sliding Scale - $300 - $500. Pay what works for you. Please reach out if $ is an issue, Payment plans and trade available. Thank you!
Monday - Wednesday evenings 6 - 7:30pm on Zoom
Bonus In Person Day - Saturday April 29th 10 - 12:30 pm - In person hang time - seed swap plus plants from our medicine garden and plant remedy spritzers from our medicine garden! Garden Party!
The Medicine Garden Ecosystem
~What is a medicine garden and how is it different from an annual edible garden.
~Community herbalism and garden activism
Flows and the art of Observation
~Get oriented with the natural flows - sun, water, wildlife, people
~Create your own goal/context for your medicine forest garden
Soil and Water -
~ Growing the Living Soil - no-till, succession, as above so below
~ Small Scale Earthworks to utilize water
~ Plants for the soil - medicinals to grow healthy soil
~ Utilizing medicinal cover crops
~ Growing healthy soil takes time - a soil succession story
~ Working with the seasons to utilize the rain when it comes
~ Design Basics - creating an easy functional scale design to get the job done.
~ Scaled designs to help us see the bigger picture and support our budgets and time
~Plants and succession through the seasons and years - working with perennials and annuals
~Plants for pollinators - Blooms for every season
~Propagation stations for small scale needs
~Seeds, cuttings, division and a bit on grafting
~Design shares and celebrations
~Be the Fulcrum - An Invitation to be in Action!
More inperson time: Community Herbalism Days every 1st and 3rd Fridays.
1 hour 30 minutes
Class 1 The Medicine Garden EcosystemZoom Room
1 hour 30 minutes
Class 2 Observing the FlowsZoom Room
The Medicine Garden
Sliding scale $300 - 450 please pay what works for you and reach out with any questions. Thank you!Pay what you want+Service fee