ISBN: 9781856230087 Year Added to Catalog: 2000 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 8-page color section, b&w photographs, charts, maps resource lists, index Number of Pages: 8 x 11, 184 pages Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Old ISBN: 1856230082 Release Date: June 22, 2000 Web Product ID: 284
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,
How to choose plants
Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms
the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print
A step-by-step guide to creating your garden
Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more
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.
About the Author
Patrick Whitefield is one of Europe’s foremost authors, teachers, and practitioners of temperate-climate permaculture. Patrick’s previous books include: Permaculture in a Nutshell, The Earth Care Manual, How To Make a Forest Garden, and Tipi Living.