Forest Garden Course, livestreamed free over 8 weeks from Wed 10th June

Text over photo of red flower and bark with young seedlings

The evolution will be livestreamed

I’m previewing my online forest garden free, as part of my regular Wednesday Lockdown Livestream

1. Introducing the Backyard Forest

Every week for 8 weeks, I’ll be live presenting a new section of my re-vamped online course, for free, on the Lockdown Livestream! This week, I’ll be kicking off with introducing the Backyard Forest: why the name change, why forest gardens are great, and an outline of the course to come.

Wednesday 10am BST, from Wed 10th June

Make a note in your diary for the 8 sessions:

  1. Introducing the Backyard Forest, Wed 10 June
    Why growing edible crops with nature is so important. Zoom Q&A
  2. Plan, Wed 17 June
    Observations to make, wishes to list & mapping your patch. Zoom Q&A
  3. Design, Wed 24 June
    How to put things in the right place. Zoom Q&A
  4. Protection, Wed 1 July
    Windbreaks & other tricks to protect your precious plants. Zoom Q&A
  5. Perennial Veg, Wed 8 July
    Resilient & low maintenance veg are on the menu. Zoom Q&A
  6. Canopy, Wed 15 July
    Plant the big trees, the canopy layer. Zoom Q&A
  7. Ground Prep, Wed 22 July
    Ways to clear the ground, so as to plant your plants. Zoom Q&A
  8. Shrubs & Ground Cover, Wed 29 July
    Shrubs away & keep the ground covered. Zoom Q&A


Come to whichever livestream takes your fancy. I’ll keep the livestream to 40-45 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Zoom Q&A. If there’s anything you’d like covered, email me


Zoom Q&A

  • Time: 10.45—11:15am
  • Zoom password: hopniss57

The evolution will be livestreamed. And then uploaded to YouTube at a later date.