Plants, Animals and Mushrooms – Theory, Planning and Design – Part I

ELPD105

Fungi were some of the first complex life forms on land, plants make up for 80% of the total biomass on the planet. Animals can be considered the moving parts of the forest making exploration of these 3 kingdoms fundamental for anyone interested in a greater understanding of the natural world and wanting to create more resilient systems.

Expand your knowledge of the natural world through an introduction to the mushroom, plant and animal kingdoms. Topics covered will include the functions of trees, vegetation, mushrooms and wildlife in the eco system. Succession and the evolution of society from foragers to horticulturists to agriculturists and how this has impacted land stewardship and management throughout time is explored.

Participants will be introduced to key Permaculture concepts including guilds, food forestry, polycultural gardening, agroforestry and Syntropic farming.

Prerequisites: – –    Credits: 1    Hours: 20

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