ISBN: 9781603584975 Year Added to Catalog: 2014 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Full Color Dimensions: 8x10 Number of Pages: 320 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Release Date: July 29, 2014 Web Product ID: 792
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In these intensive five days you will learn to identify trees and plants and come to an understanding of their significance in the landscape and delineate how to use plants for food, medicine and utility. We will observe trees and plants in their natural environment, and through observation, find methods to employ them as windbreaks, shelterbelts, habitat for animals, and companions for other plants that contribute to health and increased yields. Plant guilds, food forests, basic biology, basic botany, effects of weather on vegetation, interactions with animals, and the processes of various habitats and ecosystems (including farm ecosystems) will be discussed and examined. We will cover plant propagation, grafting, seed saving and more. The planting of prairies and native plants will be reviewed in detail as we review and observe the Kinstone Prairie planted in November 2013. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. Children ages 13-17 may register with a registered adult.
Organization: Readings, narrated power point presentations, field skills, hands-on techniques and practice.
Course Length: 5 days
Daily Schedule: 9:00am Â– 5:00pm, plus some evening activities
Course Dates: July 30 Â– August 3
Instructors: Wayne Weiseman, Dan Halsey
Course Fee: Early bird: $675 After June 30: $750