A Taste of Forest Gardening

Create your own little Eden with fruit and nuts weighing down the branches of your trees and delicious, unusual edibles available all year round - without all the hassle of a vegetable patch! Choose from the upcoming dates. Come on A Taste of Forest Gardening and:

  • learn the basics of forest gardening - what makes them work, how they are structured and what they produce
  • take a look at practical examples of forest garden designs
  • try eating some forest garden produce at lunch, which normally includes a forest garden salad, pickles and pesto
  • meet the plants in the forest garden at Edible Landscapes London, Finsbury Park

it's useful to know...

  • The training mostly takes place in a cosy living room and in the afternoon we walk 5 minutes to Finsbury Park, to meet the plants
  • There's a maximum of 12 people per course giving you the best chance to learn
  • The price includes snacks, drinks, lunch, a detailed handout and a little edible something to take home: £80 / £50 concessions (2 conc. places available on a first come first served basis)
  • If you book onto a plant propagation course at the same time, the bundle price is £120
  • GIFT service. If you are booking this as a present for someone else we can post or email you a gift card

Booking Form here or phone 07733 330 379 for more information.

comments from previous forest garden students

"Absolutely fascinating and very informative," Maria. “It has been fantastic! Jo has been a wonderful course leader.” “A lot of extremely useful and specific detail, passionate and careful and enthused teaching and facilitation and excellent resources and knowledge-sharing.” "A knowledge about forest gardening – yes! Learning about more edible perennial plants and trees, how to identify them and what to do with them – yes!"

"The Forest Gardening Training was one of those great London experiences, finding myself totally out of my element, but in the hands of a someone with a really unique vision of gardening.  What I took most from the day was a new way of seeing nature, and our relationship with it, as something that has the ability to live and grow without so much human involvement.  The concept of buying my yearly bundle of seeds and planting in little groups of organised squares just doesn't seem quite right anymore." Aaron

about the tutor

Jo Homan has been teaching people forest gardening skills since 2012 and in 2013, with the support of Jan Mulreany from the Brighton Permaculture Trust and Gemma Harris from Urban Harvest, she developed the first ever accredited forest garden course, Creating a Forest Garden (CAFG). She's led 53 students through CAFG and has now adapted the 15 day course into this one day taster, to make forest gardening accessible to larger numbers of people. Jo's favourite forest garden nibbles: lovage, saltbush and shasta daisy leaves; jostaberry, raspberry and medlar fruits; calendula, Judas tree and Allium flowers; and chestnut and acorn nuts. Here she is talking about forest gardening and there are a few more interviews with her here. Jo was a primary school teacher, layout artist, print manager and childminder before setting up Transition Finsbury Park and then founding Edible Landscapes London. She also enjoys climbing and swing dancing.