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ISBN13: 9781900322621
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Growing food sustainably is becoming more and more important in the light of our changing climate. Forest gardening is a way of working with nature that is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but also has great environmental benefits. A forest garden is a managed ecosystem modelled on the stucture of young natural woodland, with a diversity of crops grown in different vertical layers. Unlike in a conventional garden, nature does most of the work for you.Creating a Forest Garden tells you everything you need to know - whether you want to plant a small area in your back garden or develop a larger plot. It includes advice on planning, design (using permaculture principles), planting and maintenance, and a comprehensive directory of over 450 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, annuals, root crops and climbers - almost all of them edible and many very unusual.As well as more conventional plants you can grow your own Nepalese raspberries, chokeberries, goji berries, almonds and hops-while creating a beautiful environment that benefits both you and the ecosystem. Forest gardens offer one solution for a long-term, sustainable way of growing food without compromising soil quality, food quality or biodiversity.

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Growing food sustainably is becoming more and more important in the light of our changing climate. Forest gardening is a way of working with nature that is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but also has great environmental benefits.

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Offering inspiration for all gardeners, this book features beautiful color photographs and illustrations throughout, and is divided into two parts. Part One looks at why and how to grow particular crops and how to look after them for maximum health. Part Two features more than 100 perennial edibles in detail, both common and unusual, from rhubarb to skirret and Jerusalem artichoke to nodding onions. This book also provides plenty of cooking tips.

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Martin Crawford has spent more than 20 years in organic agriculture and horticulture, and is director of the Agroforestry Research Trust, a nonprofit charity that researches temperate agroforestry and all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub, and perennial crops. The Trust produces several publications and a quarterly journal, and sells plants and seeds. He is the author of several books, including A Forest Garden Year and How to Grow Perennial Vegetables.

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Permaculture Pete, March 2, 2012 (view all comments by Permaculture Pete)
Crawford's book is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to transition for ornamental to edible landscape design. The chapters on design are beautifully balanced by chapters listing the variety of plants that are useful, edible, or contribute to the creation of a self-regulating landscape system. The best aspect is its' accessibility. It isn't written with too much theory, but instead presents the ideas with clarity. What Sunset's Western Garden Book did for ornamental horticulture, Crawford's book will do for Edible Forest Gardening. It provides thoroughness, depth of content, and accessibility in a well illustrated volume. A must have!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781900322621
Author:
Crawford, Martin
Publisher:
Green Books
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Forests & Rainforests
Subject:
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Growing food sustainably is becoming more and more important in the light of our changing climate. Forest gardening is a way of working with nature that is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but also has great environmental benefits.
"Synopsis" by ,

Offering inspiration for all gardeners, this book features beautiful color photographs and illustrations throughout, and is divided into two parts. Part One looks at why and how to grow particular crops and how to look after them for maximum health. Part Two features more than 100 perennial edibles in detail, both common and unusual, from rhubarb to skirret and Jerusalem artichoke to nodding onions. This book also provides plenty of cooking tips.

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