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Jonathan Bates

Jonathan Bates

Jonathan Bates owns Food Forest Farm Permaculture Nursery (, a nursery specializing in educational services and useful/edible plant sales. He’s been studying, creating, and working with rural and urban gardens in the Connecticut River Valley for over a decade. With a bachelors degree in biology, and MA in social ecology from the Institute for Social Ecology, Jonathan loves wild crafting with friends, and working with folks to better the world we live in. He cofounded and is a board member of the Apios Institute, is a teacher at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and is a farmer with Nuestras Raices, Inc. He lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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October 15th, 2016 - 9:00 am

Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates at Food Forest Farm

Location: Food Forest Farm, Holyoke, MA | Authors: Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates

Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates will lead a Fruit Tasting and Food Forest Design workshop at Food Forest Farm on October 15th in Holyoke. During this tour, you will get to: -Sample the season’s harvest of chestnuts, walnuts, hazels, kiwis, persimmons, pawpaws and more. -Tour the garden used as the case study in Edible Forest Gardens Volume II with its designer-managers -Visit Tripple Brook Farm, with over 600 low-maintenance fruits, nuts, bamboos, edible groundcovers, and hundreds of useful species from around the world and our own Northeast bioregion. -Learn from the successes and mistakes from the last decade Cost per person is set at $140. Limited spots are available.

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Science, Nature & Environment | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Carbon Farming Solution - A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security 

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