A Forest Garden Year
08 Sep 2009
A Forest Garden Year provides further insights into Martin’sspectacular patch of land, as he leads viewers around his plot andguides them through its stages of productivity within the year’s cycle.
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Martin Crawford is director of the Agro-forestry Research Trust and has over 20 years experience in organic farming. The BBC2 documentary, A Farm for the Future, recently showcased his forest garden as part of the Natural World series.
A Forest Garden Year provides further insights into Martin’s spectacular patch of land, as he leads viewers around his plot and guides them through its stages of productivity within the year’s cycle.
This 49-minute film reveals a prime example of what can be done with the minimum of effort, to produce an abundant crop of unusual edible trees, plants, shrubs and ground cover. It shows how to apply the principles of forest gardening into different sized spaces, while also demonstrating ways of planting to mimic the layering, density and diversity of a forest. Other practical examples, such as grafting an apple tree so that a variety of apples can be cropped from it over several months, encourage viewers to get the most out of their gardens.
The DVD will be a useful companion to Martin’s new book, Creating a Forest Garden: Perennial Crops for a Changing Climate ñ due for release in Spring 2010. Those concerned with food security and sustainable growing practices are sure to find inspiration in this film.
A Forest Garden Year’
by Martin Crawford
Published by Green Books
Price £14.95 ISBN: 1900322617
Contact: Green Books, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EB
Tel: +44 (0)1803 863260
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