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EcoHouse Workshop
Date Saturday August 21
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley.
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorEcology Center Staff
Come on out for a summertime workshop at the EcoHouse in North Berkeley. EcoHouse is a demonstration home and garden located in a North Berkeley residential neighborhood. Classes, workshops, and tours of the house and garden are designed to teach people from all walks of life how to make their living space more healthy, harmonious, nontoxic, productive, energy and water efficient, carbon neutral, and ecologically friendly. EcoHouse demonstrates ecological ways of living that are accessible and affordable to people of all ages, ethnic/racial backgrounds, and income levels.

At this exciting workshop you will learn how to create a food forest in your yard. Fruit tree guilds have a central element (fruit tree or nut tree), mulch plants, nitrogen fixer, nutrient/dynamic accumulators, insectaries for beneficial insects, vine layer, mushrooms and the soil food web. The fruit tree guild is a way of blending certain categories like edible, ornamental, artistic and functional. The food forest is on a larger scale. There are seven layers of the food forest; the canopy layer, the understory, the shrub layer, the herb layer, the ground cover layer, the vine layer and the root layer. Come see how you can put these in action in your yard at this summertime workshop. Taught by Christopher Shein. Please specify when registering if ASL interpretation is requested, (at least 10 working days in advance).

Date: Saturday, August 21st
Time: 10am - 1pm.
Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley.
Cost: $25 general, $20 EC members, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Info: 510-548-2220 x239, register [at]
Wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 12th, 2010 3:36 PM

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