Edible Forest Gardens

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Come and explore the techniques used to set up a Forest Garden system. Whether you have a large property or a small garden you can grow food at home. John 'the Plant Geek' will share his passion and knowledge to give you a brief history of forest gardening, then talk you through the structure, design and planning stages of setting up your new forest garden system.

John Ferris of Edible Forest Gardens

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What you will learn
  • Techniques used to set up a forest garden
  • Structure, design and planting
  • How to plant fruit trees - are there any tricks to learn?
What you will get
  • Practical and participative learning environment
  • Hands on learning

What to bring
  • All tools supplied
What to wear

Outdoor shoes, rain jacket and warm clothing for outdoors

Appropriate for

Open to everyone


Epic Project

Vendor since 2017

EPIC (Education, Permaculture, Inspiration Community Ltd.) EPIC’s vision is 'An abundant life for all through connection and inspiration using permaculture practices'. EPIC are establishing a permaculture garden in Partnership with Parks Victoria at the George Tindale Memorial Gardens in Sherbrooke .The garden is a community project which will incorporate a food forest, children's garden, vegetable gardens and a community gathering space. EPIC is responsive to a groundswell of interest in permaculture, sustainable and regenerative practices of growing, provision of food and addressing food security issues for people who live within and visit the Dandenong Ranges.

The EPIC team have a strong belief in participation, access and engagement with our community. EPIC is underpinned by the core values of community health and well being, the right to self determination and a sense of ownership and belonging. EPIC is guided by the three core tenets of permaculture: Care for the Earth, Care of people, Fair share for all.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Epic Project requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Epic Project to organise a refund or transfer

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Epic Project.


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Epic Project requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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27 November 2017 • Edible Forest Gardens

Edible Forest Gardens Sat, 11 Nov 1:00PM with John loved it, it was interesting, would have loved to go in the garden and see/ work that too (but I was too tired and hot). Also, I enjoyed being able to get a fuchsia with nice fruit. Thank you very much. Petra Kahle, convener Food Forest Ashburton Group (we run the Winton Road Food Forest a the park)


20 November 2017 • Edible Forest Gardens

Edible Forest Gardens course?


18 November 2017 • Edible Forest Gardens

I enjoyed the day, the informations were all applicable to what I have been searching, John with the wealth of knowledge make it so simple. Now is for to hunt for the relevant plants to include in the Garden Apple Orchard Guild. Thank you John for the day. Now I know where can I get help is to visit John's Nursery.

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