Donna and Terry will both be here to answer your questions. Learn to graft trees, grow perennials, prepare mushroom logs & wind breaks, coppice, attract beneficial insects, enrich forest soil, create a wildlife haven & grow food for all us humans.
With a minimum of effort, forest gardens produce abundant crops from the edible fruits, flowers, nuts, and leaves of trees, shrubs, herbs, and ground covers. Brit Martin Crawford’s DVD shows you how to plan your plantings to mimic the layering, destiny, ease, and diversity of a forest.
Go thru all 4 seasons of a food forest with temperate plants & harvests plus the seasonal chores involved in forest gardening.
Crawford shares his practical experience of over 15 years growing and experimenting with a temperate food forest as well as breeding and selling the food plants and trees that grow best in the forest setting. After being an organic market farmer for many years, he now literally makes his (easier) living in this peaceful and really beautiful forest garden.
I saw Lawton’s Food Forest DVD. Do I still need to see this one?
Yes, please see both to better understand the differences between designing, planting, and maintaining a food forest in an Australian climate and doing the same in a temperate climate--there are quite a few differences, of course.
Do you need many existing trees to start a forest garden?
Actually, Crawford says a bare field or bare lot is easier.
Do you need acreage to grow a food forest?
You can use both small or large acreage, of course, but you can also grow an urban food forest in your frontyard or backyard with proper Permaculture design. Or weave them through an intentional community as we will do in our ecovillage.
Will all of these British plants grow in North Texas? Most of them will--we can combine the best of Lawton’s & Crawford’s food forest DVDs along with a little creative Permaculture for good design in our climate.
We will be in the large meeting room of the Keller Library
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