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Habitat Gardening: Creating an abundant food forest
Seeds@City Urban Farm
San Diego, CA
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Habitat Gardening: Creating an abundant food forest
This is a gardening workshop at Seeds@City Urban Farm. Paul Maschka will teach you how to design a lush food forest at your home. This workshop will make use of the permaculture model of growing food, and will teach you the basics of companion planting, and planting in guildsfood producing trees, shrubs, groundcover, perennials and annuals mixed together to mimic a forest. These techniques include a mixture of ornamentals and edibles, will enhance the local biodiversity, and keeps pests in check. You will learn how to provide niches in your garden for beneficial native wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and other pollinators, as well as lizards and amphibians. Paul will also discuss and provide you with a list of the best plants for attracting beneficial predatory insects. He will also cover planning the layout of your garden; analyzing incoming and outgoing energies for your site; working with the topography, seasonal wind exposure, and water; sun tracking; analyzing your soil; plant selection; and timing your plantings.


Seeds@City Urban Farm (View)
14th St & C St. (at City College)
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


On BPT Since: May 23, 2012
Erin Rempala

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