Some 45 years ago, the late Robert Hart had a vision of planting a small food-producing forest that could fulfill the needs of a healthy diet and at the same time create a beautiful and ecologically sound environment. Having explored Hart’s practical and philosophical ideas, this film goes on to look at two other projects inspired by the principles of forest gardening and perennial vegetable growing.
On a windy plot in Cornwall, Ken Fern has set up Plants for a Future, where he grows 1,500 species of useful perennial plants (and maintains information on a further 5,500 in his database). And a few miles north of London, Mike and Julia Guerra have created a tiny garden as an inspiration to anyone wanting to “act locally.”
Anyone looking for small, practical solutions to world problems will find this DVD both useful and inspiring.