Forest gardening is a way of growing food where nature does most of the work for you. Modelled on natural woodland, crops are grown in different layers from high and medium sized canopy to roots, ground cover and climbers.
Imagine your garden looking as lovely as a woodland edge. Imagine that it also looks great; it produces an abundance of nutrient dense food; will ultimately need very little digging, weeding, manual watering or pest control - all in harmony with animals and other beings. If you can imagine that, you have just imagined ‘an edible forest garden’.
These food forests are designed with careful planning. Plants are chosen which have beneficial effects on each other, attract beneficial insects and create a healthy biodiverse rich system that maintains its own fertility. Once established, your main task will be harvesting!