Diversity is resilience

Life goals: grow a forest garden. Who’s with me?

 

Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. This type of agroforestrymimics natural ecosystems and uses the space available in a sustainable way. UK-based Martin Crawford is one of the pioneers of forest gardening. Starting out with a flat field in 1994, his land has been transformed into a woodland and serves as an educational resource for others interested in forest gardening.

In this short film by Thomas Regnault, Martin Crawford explains how layers of canopy trees, small trees, shrubs, perennials, ground cover or carpeting plants, root crops, as well as climbers and vines, can yield an abundant garden of 500 edible plants.

via The Kid Should See This

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