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Designing an Herb Garden


Saturday, January 31, 2014
Now that we've prepared our soil for the coming spring, it's time to plan out exactly what we will be putting in the ground. Join us to learn some of the basics of herb garden design including companion planting, microclimate selection, and access. 

Herb Spiral Design
This workshop provides a hands on overview of permaculture design. Not only will we talk about the process in theory. We will walk through the actual design process for Zachary's Herb Spiral, and bring you along for the ride! At the end of the workshop, you will know how to analyze and assess you property for the purpose of growing food. You will be well equipped to plant different kinds of foods in any conditions around your house. Plus, you'll have some ideas for how to grow them in a way that looks aesthetic and improves the environment. The workshop includes one hour of free consultation by a Feed the Burbs designer ($50 value).
**Bring pictures and any useful information about your home landscape, if you'd like to make your site an example for the workshop. 


Tom McGlynn of FTB 

Tom is a co-owner and founder of FTB. After helping establish community gardens in Chemnitz, Germany, Tom returned to the US to receive his Permaculture Design Certification and advanced certificates. Since then he has returned to his hometown of Norristown, and has become a force towards establishing a resilient community and local food sources.

Eric Blasco of ERB Food and Garden
Eric is a Certified Permaculture Designer working within the greater Philadelphia region. With an extensive background in garden deisgn and installation, he brings a strong background in hands-on experince. His commitment to sustianability and localizing food production bring him into frequent collaboration with FTB. Visit his company at 

Backyard to Table Workshop Series
In collaboration with Zachary's BBQ of Norristown, Feed the Burbs will be hosting a series workshops related to kitchen herb gardens. FTB will be bringing you along their process while they deisgn and install a herb garden right at Zachary's doorstep.

Workshope Series Schedule:
December - Soil Preparation
January - Herb Spiral Design

March - Markley Street Cleanup and Tree Pruning
April - Install Herb Garden
May - Weekly Bio-intensive Sessions
June - Investment Gardening

$10 in advance/$20 at the door per person includes light lunch courtesy of Zachary's BBQ
Advance registration is preferred.

Zachary's BBQ
1709 Markley Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Later Event: February 28
Starting from Seeds