Have you ever been intrigued by how plants could interact with each other and with their ecosystem? If so, this is the course for you! This course will be held in English.
Plants can communicate with each other and with their environment through many different ways. During this course, Agnès will share her knowledge of how plants communicate with each other and she will show you how to design and implement a diverse and resilient vegetable and herb garden. You will discover how non-dig gardening, permaculture and food forest follow the principles of plant communication and how this creates a sustainable and resilient food production model that delivers food at low negative environmental and social costs and which enhances the local ecosystem. The course will take place in Agnès garden, where she grows vegetables, fruit trees, shrubs, and perennial herbs. Seeing the garden at its young stage will allow you to better visualize how to start a no-dig gardening that follow the principles of plant communication and that will further provide habitats for various insects and animals, while sequestering carbon.
The course will take place in an old farmhouse near Frötuna called Barberg situated 30min from Uppsala. After being a permanent residence until 1951, Barberg was used as a summer residence until 2022. Then Agnès and her partner decided to purchase the property as permanent residence as it was before and to live an off-grid lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
We meet at Barberg at 10:00 a.m. The exact address will be sent to you following registration.
No prior knowledge is required to participate in this course.
About the course leader
Agnès Brosset is plant ecologist with a PhD degree in plant chemical ecology. She has also been crafting with herbs for 5 years. Agnès has always been enthusiastic about sharing her skills and knowledge about plants, by teaching MSc courses at the University of Eastern Finland and now by offering courses for everyone through Medborgarskolan. She is also a homesteaders and lives her life as sustainable as possible by living totally off grid, foraging, growing vegetables, preserving foods to be more resilient by reducing her dependency to outside sources for food and supplies.
All our course leaders undergo the Medborgarskolan introductory course and are offered a solid internal education program with the opportunity for continued individual development.
The basic idea of folkbildning is that the participants in collaboration with the course leader learn from each other. The work methods are democratic and engaging and the learning is active. The participants seek and build their own knowledge through dialogue, interaction and reflection with each other. Together with the participants the course leader will adapt the content of the course to suit everyone.
Good to know
Please bring a notebook, if you would like to take notes.
Do you want to pay the course in installments? You can read more on the following link Köpvillkor/ allmänna villkor för kurs hos Medborgarskolan | Medborgarskolan
- When you enroll in a course at Medborgarskolan you make a sustainable and environmental choice. We work systematically with environmental improvement measures, and we are environmentally certified according to Svensk Miljöbas since 2016.