Creating a Forest Garden

Working with nature to grow edible crops

Author(s): CRAWFORD, Martin
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781900322621
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Forest Gardening or Agroforestry is a way of growing edible crops with nature doing most of the work. Modelled on young woodland, a wide range of crops is grown in vertical layers. Species are chosen for their beneficial effects on each other, creating a healthy system that maintains its own fertility, with little need for digging, weeding or pest control. Whether a small area in your back garden or a larger plot, here is advice on how to create a beautiful space with great environmental benefits from planning and design (using permaculture principles) to planting and maintenance. With a changing climate, we must grow food sustainably, without compromising soil health, food quality or biodiversity and Forest Gardening offers an exciting solution to the challenge.

Creating a Forest Garden also includes a detailed directory of over 500 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals, root crops and climbers - almost all of them edible and many very unusual.

As well as more familiar plants you can grow your own chokeberries, goji berries, yams, heartnuts, bamboo shoots and buffalo currants.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781900322621
ISBN10 1900322625
Author CRAWFORD, Martin
Binding Hardback
Date Published 13 Apr 2010
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 384
Publisher Green Books Publishing

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