Creating a Forest Garden : Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 384 pages, full colour illus
- Publisher: Green Books
- Publication Date: 13/04/2010
- Category: Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables
- ISBN: 9781900322621
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