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’ 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.
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.
Lauren Simpson and Phil Moore make up ‘Permaculture People’.