In this fast-changing world, we from Kroos believe that it is important to be more self-sufficient and learn how to grow your own food and medicine. Moreover, we think it is important to help out nature and cultivate our own wild, edible and medicinal plants.
Growing wild plants in your garden is way easier than growing cultivated plants. So you will have more time and more yield. During the course you will learn how to start growing our own wild plants in a beautiful small garden that can even fit on your balcony or small outdoor space.
Day 1: theory. We will take a leisurely walk in nature, where you will learn to identify a variety of wild plants with medicinal and edible properties. We will then return to our base camp, where you will learn how to grow this plants in your own garden-space. You will then make a a start with designing your own wild mini garden.
Day 2: practice. We will shift our focus to cultivating your own wild plants and I provide you with hands-on-experience on which plants are the easiest to grow and maintain. I will also teach you the techniques to build a small garden that can fit in even a small balcony or outdoor space.
What do you get at the course?
- Two days of courses for double fun
- A deep understanding and appreciation of gardening with wild plants
- A plan to develop your own wild mini garden
- Skills to start gardening
- Course material in your mailbox
- A nutritious wild lunch
Wild gardening is a way to harvest wild foods from your backyard or balcony, without disturbing nature by foraging in the wild. It is also an safer and easier way of foraging. Wild gardening also makes gardening easier and it gives a boost to biodiversity.
Yes! This course is especially designed for the ones that have a balcony or a small outdoor space. You don’t have to have a food forest or huge backyard to participate in this course. You can even design an small indoorn herb garden for in your kitchen.
Absolutely not. I also started as a wild gardener, as I never wanted to do ‘traditional’ gardening. It is so much easier to start with, so I would defenitely recommend this course for people who have never gardened before. The Wild gardening course is the perfect kickstart for your garden!
It you want you can design the wild mini garden on your laptop or tablet. I will provide pen and paper to make a design on paper.
No, you don’t need to have plant knowledge to start the course. At the first day of the course we will make a nice foraging walk and I will teach you the basics of identifying wild plants.
Yes the meals are vegetarian and vegan. We take into account any dietary wishes, so do not hesitate to email us with your dietary requests for any course. The meals at the foraging classes are usually vegan, local and organic, because healthy food is highly important to us.
13 + 14 april - Utrecht
18 + 19 may - Oirschot