Creating a Forest Garden

Creating a Forest Garden Working With Nature to Grow Edible Crops

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Hardback (13 Apr 2010) | English

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Synopsis

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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Book information

ISBN: 9781900322621
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Imprint: Green Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st
DEWEY: 635.09152
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 2440
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 1798g
Height: 229mm
Width: 283mm
Spine width: 29mm