How to Make a Forest Garden
A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden.
A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us.
It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce!
This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden,
Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.
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Well-written. Good overview and list of plants to use (although more relevant to the UK). Would have like to have seen more examples of forest garden design (pictures or diagrams) and discussion on plant placement and root size as well as close-planting of fruit trees, which seems to be a thing these days, and grafting to diversify your crops. Would have also liked some more advice on keeping the garden low-maintenance.
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1 CHAPTER 6
Why Grow a Forest Garden? Choosing Plants
13 The Trees
Putting Things Together CHAPTER 9