No matter the size of your garden, you can create a lush food forest using forest garden techniques. Step-by-step, you’ll learn how to work with nature to grow edible crops, all the while creating a haven for wildlife.
The course is divided into 3 stages
Watching, thinking and planning — where you observe, measure and document your garden to start the planning process, then on to craete the map to enable the design process.
Structural planting — establish the windbreaks & protective structures, start a productive perennial veg bed and plant the canopy tree layer.
Filling in the structure — prepare the ground so that you can plant the shrubs and the ground cover
Practical walkthroughs, demonstrating each of the stages, will be added regularly.
The full course outline is:
Shrubs & Ground Cover
Who this course is for:
People who want to grow their own food and who are interested in sustainable gardening and wildlife.
Jake moved to a farmhouse in West Wales UK in 2015 to pursue his vocation as a forest gardener. In a time of climate emergency, he passionately believes that a productive garden can be sustainable, wildlife-friendly *and* ornamental. He divides his time between forest garden design and teaching, the relentless planting of 3 acres of hillside and his relentless young family.