Jared Rosenbaum, co-owner of Wild Ridge Plants, and Johann Rinkens of Fields Without Fences will offer a program on native plants and permaculture here at Wild Ridge. Explore the intersection of permaculture design, perennial agriculture, ecological restoration, and native flora with botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants and farmer / designer Johann Rinkens of Fields Without Fences.
Held at Wild Ridge Farm, the class will explore perennial field plantings, the wild species of the rich mesic forest, and our native plant nursery Wild Ridge Plants, which specializes in native edible and medicinal species as well as ecological restoration plants. Permaculture design principles and patterns will be discussed throughout the day and provide a framework and context for the establishment and care of perennial, native landscapes.
Together, we’ll immerse ourselves in the ecology of useful species, and discuss planting options, natural companions, and stacked functions. We’ll identify and sample wild and planted native species as foods and tea. Drawing from ethnobotany and contemporary herbalism, we’ll explore medicinal uses. Jared will describe the chemical-free nursery practices used at Wild Ridge, and the importance of local ecotypes and genetic diversity in nursery stock.
Please bring lunch, water, and a mug for sampling tea.
Check out an article by Jared about Native Permaculture plants...here.