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    How to Make a Forest Garden (Paperback) By (author) Patrick Whitefield, Illustrated by Tricia Cassel- Gerard

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    DescriptionA forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden.A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us.It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce!This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including: * Basic principles* Layout* How to choose plants* Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms* the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print* A step-by-step guide to creating your garden* Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many moreForest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.

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    How to Make a Forest Garden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick Whitefield, Illustrated by Tricia Cassel- Gerard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    ISBN 13: 9781856230087
    ISBN 10: 1856230082

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: WM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    DC20: 635
    LC classification: QK
    DC22: 635.977
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR022000, NAT034000
    Abridged Dewey: 634
    BISAC V2.8: GAR024000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: WMP, WNP, WMQ
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Permanent Publications
    Imprint name
    Permanent Publications
    Publication date
    22 June 2002
    Publication City/Country
    East Meon, Hampshire
    Review quote
    "Patrick Whitefield's excellent book gives numerous practical details of the steps that many of us can take to realise this alluring vision."--Robert Hart, author of Forest Gardening