Martin divides the book into three main sections: How Forest Gardens Work, Designing Your Forest Garden, and Extra Design Elements and Maintenance. Lavishly produced with beautifully colour photography and useful line drawings. There are chapters on canopy species, shrub species, perennial and ground cover species, annuals, biennials and climbers. Each describes hundreds of plants, with a helpful summary table for each.
|Short title||Creating a Forest Garden|
|Long title||Creating a Forest Garden - Working With Nature To Grow Edible Crops|
- Rob Hopkins describes it as ‘the definitive manual’ Review by Chris Nichols, from Permaculture magazine
Rob Hopkins describes it as ‘the definitive manual’. I agree and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Place it with honour alongside Mollison, Holmgren and Whitefield. Martin’s passion, energy and humour flow out from the pages... He enthusiastically describes some of the unusual salads he puts together, season by season and he even tells us how many times you need to pee near an apple tree to provide it with enough nitrogen (once a week, during the growing season). Martin Crawford is a frontiersman, a pioneering teacher and an inspiration. Both his work and his garden are national treasures.
(Posted on 07/07/2010)
- A book I have been looking forward to Review by Patrick Whitefield - author and permaculture teacher
- Martin Crawford has spent 15 years creating what is almost certainly the best forest garden in the temperate world...and the breadth of his knowledge matches the depth of his experience. I've been looking forward to this book ever since I heard he was writing it. (Posted on 12/05/2010)
- A seminal piece of work on truly sustainable gardening Review by Alys Fowler - author and presenter
- Even if you weren't going to try forest gardening, I challenge you not to want to by the end of this book. This is a seminal piece of work on truly sustainable gardening, written with great spirit and soul. (Posted on 12/05/2010)