“A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is usually made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space from a tiny back yard to a large rural garden.”
Patrick Whitefield, How to Make a Forest Garden
Do you find yourself wondering how we can continue to farm our world so exhaustively into the future? Using more and more petrochemicals on our crops to boost yield and how that affects the system that connects us all together? If it’s in the ground, the water, the air, then it’s in us.
Forest gardening replicates nature by bringing plants together as you find them in their natural environment. We use nature’s design to boost the yield of edible plants, to keep down pests and encourage the long-term fertility of the soil – fertilizers, pesticides and other nasties are completely redundant.
The world has been supporting life quite nicely thank you since it began all those squillions of years ago. We’re just learning from the master and recreating a self-supporting and sustainable food production system in our French garden.
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