New Book ** Edible Perennials: 50 Top perennials from Plants For A Future. Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems... more >>

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When comparing a large cultivated field to natural woodland the woodland receives no intervention but produces lush growth and diversity of plants and animals. Yet the cultivated land supports very few species. The quality and depth of soil in a woodland is maintained and improved yearly whilst erosion and loss of soil structure plague the cultivated field.
  1. Woodland Gardening Plants
  2. The Woodland Edge Garden exploring the productive edge of a woodland and similar habitats
  3. Pioneer Species discusses trees good for establishing a woodland.
  4. The Garden of Love describes a visit to Robert Hart's Forest Garden which inspired the whole PFAF concept. (Nederlands )


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Three 15 minute Documentaries running back to back on Forest Gardening. Includes the full Ken Fern at 'The 'Field' documentary can be viewed here. The documentary includes:

1. Robert Hart's forest garden (PFAF took a trip to Robert's garden in the summer of 1996 more)
2. Ken Fern at 'The Field' in Cornwall (start 15:55)
3. Mike & Julia Guerra's small urban forest garden (start 32:15)

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