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Beginning Botany for Permaculturists

1 Day Workshop


Learn about the plant kingdom from a professional botanist. We will learn and practice identifying plants by their leaf patterns, flowers and fruits. We will focus on plants and plant families that are important to permaculturists for food, medicine, nutrient accumulators, supporting pollinators and other uses. We will also identify some invasive plants that can overtake and smother your garden, and useful natives and yard weeds. Classroom time will be interspersed with time spent walking around in the garden.

Understanding the patterns of plants can greatly aid permaculturists be more successful in their gardens and their design work. It can accelerate your progress in learning about new plants and help you understand the ecosystem of your food forest more deeply. 

Instructor:

Diane Willis is a professional botanist with 30 years of experience performing wetland assessments all over Florida. She has taught many workshops on plant identification to professional biologists. For the past several years, she has taught workshops on beginning botany to herbalists, and has learned much from them about how to use native plants and weeds for food and medicine. She became a permaculture designer in 2013, and recently became a Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner in 2017.

Date: March 31
Time: 9-5
Location: Our Permaculture Farm
Price: 95

To register for the course, pay via our PayPal button on the right side of this web page. For questions or to register outside of PayPal, contact Steve at: 727-495-6145 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Light lunch included