Gardening at Fernhill

Gardens that feed all your senses, with crops all year round.

Fern Cottage, West Yorkshire

Cobden Farm

Community gardens for learning and working together.

Cobden Community Allotment, Leeds

Leaf Street Forest Garden in Manchester

Shared abundance in healthy urban neighbourhoods.

Leaf Street Community Garden, Manchester

Ducks integrated into forest garden

Biodiversity hotspots in back gardens, parks and urban greenspace.

Garden Cottage, Coldstream, Scottish Borders

Welcome to Forest Gardening in Practice

Forest gardens or food forests come in all shapes and sizes, from a tiny patch in a back garden to sites of many acres. You can find them in peoples homes, on allotments, in schools, colleges, housing developments and public parks. They are also being used in commercial market gardens and on farms. I have created this website to share my enthusiasm for forest gardens and show how they could help us find better ways to look after ourselves and each other. Over the last four years I have researched over 100 forest gardens, from small back yards to commercial farms. The results of my research are now available as a book with 250 pages of case studies, ecological background and a How-to guide. They are illustrated with beautiful photographs and line drawings by Jed Picksley. Forest Gardening in Practice - Order here .. read more

What's new

Courses and events in 2018 Practical Forest Gardening Venue: Karuna, Shropshire Dates: 11/12 August Karuna is a well established forest garden on a beautiful 18 acre site. We will see many successful examples and create new forest garden guilds. Contact: Karuna http://www.karuna.org.uk/forest-gardening-course.html Waldgarten-Intensivkurs Venue: Peace of Land, Berlin, Germany Dates: 24-27 September 2-18 Note: Dieser Kurs ist auf Deutsch! Peace of Land ist ein junger Waldgarten im Osten Berlins, wo wir die Praxis und Theorie des Waldgarten erproben und durchleuchten werden. Contact: Stefan Schneider, Peace of Land http://www.peaceof.land/ UK Permaculture Convergence A 4 day gathering of people involved in inspiring projects up and down the country. On Friday I will be presenting our work on Earthworm Housing Cooperative over the last 6 years, followed by an interactive workshop on forest gardening at the fantactsic community garden centre in Hulme on Saturday. On Sunday there will be outings to 3 public forest gardens aournd Manchester, among other site tours. More information

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