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Creating a Forest Garden : Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops

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  • Publisher: Green Books
  • Hardback Published: 13/04/2010
  • ISBN-13: 9781900322621

Creating a Forest Garden : Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops

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This book tells you everthing you need to know to create your own forest garden with beautiful illustrations and helpful tips throughout.

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.

Author:

Martin Crawford

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