permaculture [pur-muk-kuhl-cher]: noun.
A system of design that seeks to mimic
the structure of ecosystems to create
resilient and regenerative gardens,
homes, farms, and communities.

 

2015 Workshops & Events

 

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Saturday May 9, 11:00 - 12:30
WHERE: Carolinian Food Forest
COST: FREE!! in celebration of Mother Earth Month (April 20 - May 21)

Richard Vuksinic, ND, will be co-leading this walk to talk about the medicinal aspects of the plants we find.

 

SPRING SOCIAL

WHEN: Saturday May 23, 2015 , 11:00 - 15:00
WHERE: Carolinian Food Forest
WHAT: Community Event and Forest Planting, 100 Fruit Trees to give away, Foraging and Tree Planting workshops, Food Displays and Demonstrations, Free Food and Free Live Music

The Carolinian Food Forest is London's first public food forest and uses all native species to this region. It is being developed as a demonstration site for all Londoners to learn and harvest from. Come celebrate local food and community with us !

We are looking for donations of the following plants for this project. Please bring them the day of the event if you are attending, or drop off labelled plants on Thursday or Friday at the food forest if you are unable to be there on Saturday.

Hog peanut    Amphicarpaea bracteata
Ground nut    Apios americana
Trumpet Vine    Campsis radicans
Yarrow    Achillea millefolium
Yellow Giant Hyssop    Agastache nepetoides
Blue Giant Hyssop    Agastache foeniculum
Black Eyed Susan    Rudbeckia hirta
Wild Columbine    Aquilegia canadensis
Foxglove Beardtongue    Penstemon cobaea
Wild Bergamot    Mondarda fistulosa
Sky Blue Aster    Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
Heart leaved aster    Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Smooth Aster    Symphyotrichum laeve
Tall sunflower    Helianthus giganteus
Jersulam Artichoke    Helianthus tuberosus
Tall bellflower    Campanula americana
Virginia Mt Mint    Pycnanthemum virginianum
Hoary Mt Mint    Pycnanthemum incanum
Greyheaded coneflower    Ratibida pinnata
Dense Blazing Star    Liatris spicata
Dwarf Blazing Star    Liatris microcephala or cylindracea
Solomon's seal    Polygonatum biflorum
Ostrich Fern    Matteucia struthiopteris
Nodding Wild Onion    Allium cernuum
Ramps    Allium tricoccum
Wild Garlic    Allium canadense
Cup Plant    Silphium perfoliatum
Wild Raspberry    Rubus species
Clammy Ground Cherry    Physalis heterophylla
Wild Ginger    Asarum canadense

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Sunday May 31, 14:00 - 15:30
WHERE: Coves East Pond. Meet at the German Canadian Club, 1 Cove Rd. London ON
COST: Adults $20, Aged 11 - 18 $10, 10 and under free

 

FOREST GARDEN CONVERGENCE

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 9:00 - 18:00
WHERE: The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd, London ON
COST: $65 Early Bird rate before April 15, $85 Full price, $45 for volunteers

A full day of panels, discussions, and networking. Meet and connect with forest garden practitioners, permaculture teachers, designers and students from Southwestern Ontario. Buy products related to forest gardening. Learn about local food and plant medicine and the ecological biodiversity of our region. This year there will be special children's programming as well! 

If you are interested in volunteering please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Wild Craft Permaculture. 

For more information click here.

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Saturday June 27, 14:00 - 15:30
WHERE: Thames Park. Meet at the entrance to the community garden.
COST: Adults $20, Aged 11 - 18 $10, 10 and under free

 

FERMENTED CONDIMENTS AND HOW TO USE THEM
WHEN: Thursday July 16, 18:30-21:00
WHERE: 12 Springbank Drive, London ON
COST: Adult $45, Under 18 $22.50
You must pre-register here.

Take a deeper dive into the art of fermenting: Learn how to make more complex ferments, like chutney, salsa, ketchup and mayo...

The little taste bites will jazz up your kitchen repertoire and boost the flavor of your meals with all the 'good for you' benefits of fermented foods included. NomNom!

This workshop is taught by Val Andrew from The Harvest Pantry

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Monday July 20, 18:00 - 19:30
WHERE: TBD
COST: Adults $20, Aged 11 - 18 $10, 10 and under free

 

CROCK PICKLES & BEANS
WHEN: Monday August 10, 19:00-21:00
WHERE: 12 Springbank Drive, London ON
COST: Adults $35, Under 18 $17.50
You must pre-register here.

Learn to prepare these two kitchen staples. Crunchy, delicious, sour... brined veggies. In this workshop Val will give up her secrets for making pickles like your Grandma and Grandpa used to!

This workshop is taught be Val Andrews, from The Harvest Pantry.

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Tuesday August 18, 18:00 - 19:30
WHERE: TBD
COST: Adults $20, Aged 11 - 18 $10, 10 and under free

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Saturday September 19, 10:00 - 11:30
WHERE: TBD
COST: Adults $20, Aged 11 - 18 $10, 10 and under free

 

FORAGING / MEDICINAL WALK

WHEN: Sunday October 18, 14:00 - 15:30
WHERE: TBD
COST: Adults $20, Aged 11 - 18 $10, 10 and under free

 

*Host a workshop in your own home with at least 5 people registering and you attend for free! Scheduled at your convenience.

**Most workshops half price for your son or daughter (18 and under). Contact us to arrange if not listed as an option.

 

Past Events:

Go Wild Grow Wild Expo!

Basic Fresh Cheese Making

Brewing Up A Storm: Healing and Nourishing Beverages

Breadmaking

Friendly Ferments: Intro to Cultured Food / Sauerkraut

Foraging Walks

Introduction to Food Forests

Permablitzes

Gathering on the Green (OSCO)

Forest Gardening Convergence (Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild)

Indigenous Food and Medicine Garden Awakening

Food Not Lawns London Canada – Mother's Day Plant Sale

All About Fruit Tree Guilds

Apple Tree Pruning

Building Native Pollinator Homes

Food Forest Site Preparation

Joel Salatin Live Webcast

Introduction to Permaculture, 1/2 day or full day

Cuban Agriculture in 2011 – A Slideshow of Post Oil Possibilities

Food Swaps

Seed Bombing

Talk “Permaculture, nourishing the earth back to health”

Movie Screening of Locavore - Local Diet, Healthy Planet

London Home and Garden Show

Civic Garden Complex Open House

Carolinian Food Forest Site Preparation

Talk “How to grow your own food without a vegetable patch”

Session for Permaculture Design Certificate “Urban Permaculture”

Building a Solar Dehydrator

Edible Garden Tour

Creative SPARK Conference at King's College

TVDSB Environmental Symposium