How to Make a Forest Garden
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How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick Whitefield
Book DescriptionA forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856230087
(275mm x 210mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Permanent Publications
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Permaculture in a Nutshell, Paperback (January 1990)
Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities.
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, Paperback / softback» View all books by Patrick Whitefield
First published in German as Sepp Holzers Permakultur by Leopold Stocker Verlag.
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Author Biography - Patrick Whitefield
Patrick Whitefield was a British permaculture teacher, designer, and author. He was an influential British exponent of the permaculture movement since 1990, and appeared in several television programmes, including the BBCs Its Not Easy Being Green (2006) and A Farm for the Future (2008). Patrick grew up on a smallholding in Somerset and qualified in agriculture at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire. He experienced farming in Britain, the Middle East and Africa, and was involved in organic gardening, nature conservation, country crafts and green politics.
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