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How to Make a Forest Garden By Patrick Whitefield

How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick Whitefield

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A step-by-step guide to creating a maximum output for minimum labour food producing garden, designed using the ecological principles of a natural woodland. Highly practical and inspiring, How To Make A Forest Garden tells you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden.

How to Make a Forest Garden Summary

How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick Whitefield

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, including Basic principles Layout 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.

How to Make a Forest Garden Reviews

Patrick Whitefield's excellent book gives numerous practical details of the steps that many of us can take to realise this alluring vision. Robert Hart, author of Forest Gardening

About Patrick Whitefield

Patrick Whitefield was a British permaculture teacher, designer, and author. He was an influential British exponent of the permaculture movement since 1990, and appeared in several television programmes, including the BBCs Its Not Easy Being Green (2006) and A Farm for the Future (2008). Patrick grew up on a smallholding in Somerset and qualified in agriculture at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire. He experienced farming in Britain, the Middle East and Africa, and was involved in organic gardening, nature conservation, country crafts and green politics.

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NGR9781856230087
9781856230087
1856230082
How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick Whitefield
New
Paperback
Permanent Publications
2013-01-24
176
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