Forest Garden Greenhouse Course

£120.00

On this one day course we’ll cover the design and technical details of forest garden greenhouses, practical issues and the species of trees, shrub and perennial suitable.

We will of course be visiting our own functioning forest garden greenhouse during the course.

There is usually a public guided tour of our Dartington forest garden the morning after this course, if you would like to join that tour please book separately at https://www.agroforestry.co.uk/research-site-tours/

Course location: Dartington, Devon.

It will run on the following dates:

13 April 2019

 

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Description

Forest Garden Greenhouse course – 13 April 2019

A forest garden greenhouse is a protected growing system, using the soil as a heat storage medium, to create a subtropical to tropical climate to grow tender crops. Since we started our own forest garden greenhouse there has been a lot of interest from folk wanting to build there own.

Although most people will be aiming to build a smaller design than the ART building, the principles of soil heat storage (the ‘climate battery’ system), air flow systems etc. are just the same, whatever the scale you are considering.

On this one day course we’ll cover the design and technical details, practical issues like irrigation and winter functioning,  and the species of trees, shrub and perennial suitable.

We will of course be visiting our own functioning forest garden greenhouse during the course.

    

Course size: up to 15 participants.

The course will run 9.30-5.00 on Saturday

Course fees: £120 (non-residential) includes lunch (vegetarian) + teas/coffees etc.

More information

You will be sent further course details and directions a month or so before the course.

If the course you are interested in is full and you are able to attend at short notice, please email us and we can put you on a reserve list in case of a cancellation.

If you want to purchase any books, seeds or plants when you are on the course, please let us know 2 weeks beforehand so that we can get them ready for you.

Food on the course

  • A large selection of coffee, teas, herb teas, cows and soya milk, juice available throughout the day
  • We provide a ‘help yourself’ buffet-style lunch.
  • We support organic and local as much as we can.
  • All the food is vegetarian – there will be 2 grain-based salads eg rice, quinoa, millet + a green salad each day.
  • There will be local bread, ricecakes, oatcakes, nut butters, homemade jams and chutneys, homemade lentil and chestnut pate
  • A selection of local cheese.
  • Fresh fruit in season.
  • Apart from the local cheese board, all food is suitable for vegans.
  • There is a range of gluten-free dishes to choose
  • Please note some salads contain nuts and food is prepared in a kitchen where food containing gluten is prepared.

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Cancellation policy

Because of the big demand for our courses – and because we rely as a small charity on the income to survive – we have to apply this policy strictly.

In the event of the course being cancelled you will be completely refunded course fees. We cannot be held responsible for any other fees or costs.

In the event of you cancelling your place:

  • prior to 6 weeks before the course you will get a 100% refund;
  • 2-6 weeks before the course you will get a 50% refund, unless we can refill your place in which case you will get an 80% refund;
  • less than 2 weeks before the course and you will not be due a refund unless we can refill the place, in which case you will get an 80% refund.

If you wish to change your booking to another date, assuming there is room, there may be a rebooking fee of £20, and/or an extra fee if delayed until the next year when course fees have increased.

Additional information

Date

13 April 2019