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Forest Garden Design and Planting with Braden Trauth

May 30, 2020

May 30, Forest Garden Design and Planting with Braden Trauth
Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute and Community Solutions
co-present a one-day program on agroforestry at Agraria. It will be part workshop, part design charette, part installation of landscape, led by GRLPI VP and founder of Cincinnati Permaculture Guild, Braden Trauth. Help us advance Agraria’s goals for a productive and perennial landscape, and learn how agroforestry can improve your home, neighborhood, farm, or town while cooling the climate.

This all-day program invites you to learn how to create multi-story, perennial and edible landscapes. With an overview of principles, we will design guilds, or synergistic planting groups, and a layered and cooperative architecture of trees, shrubs, and herbs, then plant the garden. Scalable from a backyard up to several acres, the forest garden provides food, medicine, beauty, and habitat while building soil and cooling the climate. Led by Braden Trauth, co-founder of the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute and VP of the board of the Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute.

includes lunch. Limited income tickets available. Click here for tickets.

Braden Trauth: With a BS in Industrial Design and a strong focus in Sustainability Braden has applied this knowledge to everything from designing exhibits for the New England Aquarium to developing an FDA compliant system for a million dollar Organic Products Company. During & after these experiences He traveled the world studying sustainability with the tops in the field, whether it was Housing, Energy, Green Business, or Permaculture as well as visiting the premier sites in the world demonstrating sustainability. He owned an Off Grid house known as an Earthship where he cut his teeth in sustainability working with Mike Reynolds, the creator of Earthships (Earthship.com), and his crew. After selling his Earthship he traveled the world studying Permaculture with the tops in the field including Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Scott Pittman, Peter Bane, and Dave Jacke just to name a few. He now focuses on sharing and demonstrating the knowledge of designing a harmonious life with the planet in the Cincinnati Bioregion. He does this through OM Valley Permaculture Design/Consultation and teaches through This-Land.org a developing non-profit Permaculture education organization that works very closely with UC and the College of DAAP.


May 30, 2020




Yellow Springs, OH
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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