The Depot, in collaboration with P3 Permaculture, Incredible Edibles and St. Philip’s Church, is hosting a two-day in-person workshop on Pocket Forests on Oct. 23rd and 24th from 1-5pm behind St. Philips Church. This is a great urban agriculture and climate- action opportunity not to be missed.
Also known as “Garden Forests”, Pocket Forests are a diverse planting of edible plants and their companions that attempt to replicate the ecosystems and patterns found in natural forests. Event facilitators will walk participants through the ins and outs of forest gardening: it’s history, importance, design, implementation and role in modern society. For more details, please visit the Facebook event page.
Event facilitators will walk participants through the ins and outs of forest gardening: its history, importance, design, implementation and role in modern society. For more details, please visit the facebook event here. The Depot is offering two full community subsidies. For community subsidy eligibility and application details, please scroll down.
Rates: 60$/ 1 day, 110$/ 2 days (+tx) — 4 spots with 25% discount for BIPOC students– Promo Code if this applies to you is BIPOC
*This workshop will be in English* but the workshop facilitator can explain concepts in French
The Depot is receiving applications for full community subsidies to 2 eligible community members. The subsidy includes full coverage of the two day event, an offer to a spot in the collective gardens program and an open invitation to co-facilitate a Pocket Forest workshop in 2022. To be eligible, applicants:
- Must live in NDG and
- Be participant in the Depot’s emergency food basket program or
- Be new to gardening (have gardened for no more than 2 seasons) and have no access to a personal garden or
- Be an interested community member with no gardening experience but who without this subsidy would not be able to participate in the Climate Action workshop.
No previous gardening experience is necessary to apply! If interested, please submit a brief statement of interest to us by no later than Thursday, October 21st, 4:30pm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected candidates will be contacted by the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 22nd. We’d love to hear why you would like to join this workshop and how you plan to bring this knowledge back to the Depot community or your community at large. Maximum 450 words. If you have any questions about the application, feel free to get in touch with us by email!