Living With The Land Part 1 - Forest Gardening

Permaculture People
Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Martin Crawford, pioneering forest gardener, introduces us to his beautiful Forest Garden full of food, fibres and medicinal plants in South Devon.

Centred around a key interview with Martin, the film uses drone shots for never seen before vantage points of his garden.

What once stood as a flat field in 1994, is today a multi layered, ecosystem of trees, shrubs and ground covers, producing fruits, nuts, and medicinal products. Forest Gardening is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants mimicking the structure of a natural forest.

Narrated by Sir Tim Smit KBE, creator of The Eden Project

For more information about Agroforestry Research Trust

Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine

Logo designed by HIP Permaculture

Aerial shots thanks to Tony Keen and Malcolm Baldwin

Camera operator Mihali Moore

Living with the Land | The Films

'Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Please share the link far and wide! Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September organised by the Permaculture Association www.permaculture.org.uk/join

Forest Gardening

Forest Gardening is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants mimicking the structure of a natural forest. The film centres around an interview with Martin Crawford of the Agroforestry Research Trust and his work on the 20-year-old forest garden located on the beautiful Dartington Estate, in Totnes. The forest garden has been at the forefront of research and education into temperate agroforestry and all aspects of plant cropping and uses with a specific emphasis on tree, shrub and perennial crops.

More About Forest Gardening

Video: The 2000 Year Old Food Forest with Geoff Lawton

Video: Forest Gardening - the 7 Layers Explained

Video: The Oldest Food Forest in Britain

Feature: A Greenhouse That Thinks it's a Mini Forest Garden

Read Trees For Gardens, Orchards & Permaculture by Martin Crawford

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