Forest Gardening

By Robert Hart

Forest Gardening
Paperback, 224 pages £10.95
Published: 1st May 1996
ISBN: 9781900322027
Format: 234mm x 156mm


Forest gardening is a way of working with nature which is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but creates great environmental benefits. Robert Hart describes the principles and practice of forest gardening (a form of Agroforestry or Permaculture), and shows its potential value for countering environmental devastation both in the West and in the Third World. The book includes guidelines on how to design and maintain a forest garden, and lists of recommended species for temperate, tropical and sub-tropical climates.   As Herbert Girardet says in his foreword: "Robert Hart was a rare person . . . For decades he waged a lonely battle for life, patiently writing books and articles and quietly planting trees on his small farm in Shropshire. Robert created a magnificent forest garden which had a profound influence on the way people have cultivated their own land. It was a garden dedicated to human needs for fruit, nuts, vegetables and plant medicines. But it was at the same time a celebration of the myriad interactions of life; for it was based on profound observations, both intuitive and scientific, of how different life forms interact in order to stimulate and support one another."

Robert Hart

Robert Hart was the pioneer of Forest Gardening in the UK. His work inspired many others to pursue his vision of a more self-sufficient and vibrant community based on agroforestry techniques.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781900322027
Format: 234mm x 156mm
20 line drawings

BISAC Code:  GAR005000, GAR022000, GAR025000, TEC003040
Imprint: Green Books

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