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The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series

The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series will take place at 9:30 a.m. one Sunday per month for eight months beginning February 12, 2017, at the Institute’s Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, in Naperville.

Participants will learn how to transform their own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. The class features an introduction to permaculture and the basics of forest garden design through in-class lectures and handson experiences. Topics include site and human systems assessment and design; plant selection and installation; and food and herbal harvesting, preparation, composting and mulching.

Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands, planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers, roots, vines and fungi. Over time, they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people, food and habitat for wildlife, areas for nature exploration and learning, soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems, community building opportunities, and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

Cost: $245 for the series; $40 per individual class. Location: 0S404 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville. For more information, visit

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