Forest Garden Case Studies Needed for New Permanent Publications Book

Tomas Remiarz
Monday, 24th June 2013

Are you involved in a forest garden or polyculture project? Why not get in touch and have your project feature in a new book to help future growers.

I am beginning work on a new book about forest gardens together with Permanent Publications. We want to include a number of case studies of existing forest gardens in this book, to show how the concept has evolved from its initial conception. The primary purpose is to give an accessible account of perennial polycultures people have actually planted and managed, and what they have learned from it. The secondary purpose is to establish a baseline of existing perennial polycultures to enable more detailed academic studies in the future. 

If you have been involved in creating and maintaining forest gardens or similar polycultures, I would like to hear from you and potentially include a case study of your system(s) in the project. The idea is to show the successes and problems of real-life projects, so it does not matter if you don't see your system as perfect, or even feel you didn't start on the right footing – whatever you learned in the process may provide useful lessons for future planters.

This research is aimed at temperate forest gardens anywhere in the world with a focus on cool temperate areas, but I am also interested in mediterranean systems.To participate, you can start by filling in the baseline survey which is online at 

More resources

Read a review for Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

Read: A Greenhouse that Thinks It's a Mini Forest Garden

Read: Using Experimentation to Create Acres of Multiple Fruits for Food Sovereignty and Security

Watch: 300 Year Old Food Forest in the Suburbs