Edible Gardening Workshop Series: Grow a Food Forest in Your Yard

Annamaria Leon poses near a raised garden bed
Turn your front and back yard into an edible landscape that is beautiful and productive using the design principles of permaculture. Following these principles will ultimately allow you more time to enjoy and relax in your space and reap the perennial fruits of your labor. Permaculture means “permanent agriculture” or “permanent culture.” In this class, you will learn about the concepts of forest gardens and food forests, find out about zones and sectors, get strategies for soil building, and learn how planting in seven layers will decrease the amount of work and inputs that go into a garden. 

Annamaria León is the Edible Landscapes Manager for Christy Webber Landscapes. She is a certified Permaculture Designer and holds a Certificate in Sustainable Horticulture and Agriculture from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest. Annamaria is also a Traditional Chinese Feng Shui Practitioner. 

Instructor: Annamaria León, Edible Landscapes manager at Christy Webber
Notes: Held indoors. Limit 45


Take another class in the  Edible Gardening Workshop Series.

Prepping for a Successful Gardening Season-March 11

Top Ten Edibles for Chicagoland and How to Grow them Organically-March 18

Backyard Orchard: Grow Heirloom Apples Anywhere-April 1

Get Style and Function with a French Kitchen Garden- April 8

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Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Cudahy Room, Administration Building


Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$35.00 members
$44.00 nonmembers

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed). 
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.