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FOREST GARDENING
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FOREST GARDENING
Robert Hart
1996 p/b
Forest gardens or "Homegardens" as they are more commonly known are found on sites of ancient civilisations from Central America, Mexico to Sri Lanka and Java. Forest gardening is a way of working with nature, which is not only productive and requires minimum maintenance, but creates also environmental benefits.
Robert Hart (who sadly died in 2000) discovered about these gardens on his travels. A forest garden is the most productive of all forms of land use. Most average about half an acre in extent and in this small area a family of up to ten people can be supported. It therefore offers a most constructive answer to the population explosion.
Hart proved that such a garden is feasible in any type of climate. He created his own on his small farm in the Shropshire hills. (When he was still alive I visited the garden twice-what an inspiration.) It was a place dedicated to human needs with fruit, nuts, vegetables and herbs.
This book includes guidelines on how to design and maintain a forest garden. Robert Hart was a rare person-a wonderful, wonderful man.
212pp
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