Here’s a guy who has done the process experiencily and paid attention along the way, he’s excited, committed, and extremely open to sharing all that he’s learned to help others venture into this field he clearly believes in. Being in (group) conversation with someone who has lived out this idea in his life, made a go of it, struggled , succeeded, learned, and kept the desire to keep going, keep learning and teach the ideas… was more of the highlight than any one concept for me.
When I signed up for the Food Forest course I had the impression that forest meant ‘huge’ and that the task to plan, implement and wait for it to grow would be monumental. Richard made it all seem possible, realistic and completely manageable. He presented concepts and suggestions for plantings and placement in a very realistic and easy to understand manner and made our plans for a Food Forest on our town lot seem completely attainable!
Richard is an amazing resource for anyone interested in food forestry or medicinal herbs. He opens his life and experience up for the class to pursue and shares information freely. If anyone could have the opportunity to spend some time with him, it would be certainly valuable information to take and use for your entire life. He is also a regular person who has worked hard at what he has accomplished and made me feel that anybody can do what he has done if their heart, mind and spirit are on the same path. Thanks Richard.
Richard Walker is a quietly enthusiastic, deeply experienced practitioner who is eager to share his experience over 25 years of food forest growing. His wealth of knowledge is awe-inspiriing as well as simply inspiring. He is, quite simply, a great teacher speaking from a profound knowledge of and a deep passion for his subject.
If you welcome the opportunity to be flooded with wisdom on all aspects of plants, their inter-relationships as pertaining to creating a food forest offering fuel, food, medicine, beauty, insect habitat & community from someone who eminates compassion, sincerety and overflowing optimism – then you want to spend time in the presence of Richard Walker.
Richard Walker in an amazing teacher and i would recommend the course to anyone in a second. I was truely amazed of how much info Mr.Walker has and not just book knowledge but also that “profound knowledge” that changes a persons thinking and view of life once you hear his wisdom. Loved learning about the “brix” and his take on the importance of purifying drinking water.
Richard Walker is a man of immense wisdom and care for his environment. With an edge of perfectionism and a strive for the highest of yum factors, he is truly a man of excellence in his field. Taking this workshop was one of the best decisions I have made all year and has sky rocketed me into a lifelong path of permaculture, community activism and food forestry. I truly enjoyed the tangents that would take place during this course and it made it feel very personal and accomodating. Hey and if you have any problems, just put some EM on it!
I just finished a weekend workshop with Richard Walker, and it has been a true treat! The knowledge that Richard has is vast, and anyone who attends a course of his will witness this in the first hour. Richard is approachable, friendly, and as enthusiastic about food forestry as anyone could be! If you are interested in sustainability and food forestry then seeing Richard talk is a must!
To all ‘Stewards of the Land’, I would highly recommend Richard Walker’s Food Forestry Workshop. His lifelong experience and expertise in living with nature has surely given me hope for developing the Food Forestry system, which in my opinion, is the only way to go to feed the growing population. Richards’ classes and presentations were easy to listen to and provided me with new plant knowledge. The ‘hands-on’ grafting was a valuable learning tool.Personally, you cannot put a money value on something extraordinary like this workshop.Food Forestry is a wonderful legacy to leave for our children and our children’s children.I will always be grateful to have had the honour to cross paths with Richard.