The Oldest Food Forest in Britain

Permaculture magazine
Friday, 7th November 2014

Visit Graham and Nancy Bell, permaculture teachers and creators of the oldest permaculture food forest in Britain.

Over 20 years ago, they began planting a wide range of fruit trees, vegetables, perennials and much more in a field behind their cottage.

Now one of Britain's first forest gardens is a diverse temperate food forest that mostly takes care of itself.

As Graham explains, 25 years may seem a long time to plan and create a permaculture design, but it is less than half most human life spans - so it is possible for us all!

Graham also explains what is permaculture, why it is so much more than gardening, and what inspired him to write his two bestselling books.

A Permaculture magazine Film produced by Phil Moore.

Phil Moore is one half of Permaculture People. Having spent two years travelling the Americas, Phil and partner Lauren continued their permaculture tour across the UK. Having recently finished they are now collecting their thoughts here:

Find them on Twitter @permapeople 

Further resources

Graham Bell is a permaculture teacher and author. He has written The Permaculture Way and The Permaculture Garden, both available at a special price on our Green Shopping site. Find all his books HERE

Watch: Living with the Land: Forest Gardening

Watch: 300 year old food forest in the suburbs


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