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Creating a forest garden

A Forest Garden is a brilliant way to grow food, either in a garden or a larger site situation. It is about establishing a low maintenance long-term eco-system, that you can eat.

It is best thought of as a forager’s garden, somewhere you can seasonally pass through and gain some tasty yields.

Anna has designed and planted up over 50 forager’s gardens of varying different sizes. She feels passionately about empowering others to create their own and holds frequent workshops on the subject. Spring 2021 will release her book on the subject.

Courses at the moment are suspended due to Covid restrictions however will reappear as soon as possible.

Forest gardening is probably the world’s oldest form of land use and was used in prehistoric times for producing food. Originally used in tropical areas, the technique was adapted for use in our temperate climate In the 1960s by Robert Hart.

Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production using the woodland ecosystem. It makes use of companion planting, by intermixing fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables to grow in a succession of layers, to build a woodland habitat.

"Thanks for a really great workshop last night - it was lovely to

realise I'm already half-way there with a forest garden!" Martha