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Starting a Forest Garden ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here Lisa Aitken and Charles Hooper describe how they have created a Forest Garden – an open woodland ecosystem using a range of trees, shrubs and plants for harvest. They share their joint passion for horticulture, self-sufficiency and their desire to work with the land to leave a lasting legacy. They talk us through the design process which includes seven layers of growth with the aim of cultivating the space available to increase biodiversity. Lisa and Charles point out the importance of understanding the condition of the soil, of growing plants for sun or shade in relevant areas, as well as the bonus of having accessible water on site – all with the reassurance that gardening knowledge will increase over time, just as the forest garden will grow and thrive, providing fruit, vegetables, nuts and more for years to come. http://www.forestgarden.info/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 31 May, 2017

7 comments so far

Trees woods and forests - arboriculture (from: London Tree Surgeons Group)
May 31, 2017

Great video of a great project promoting #agroforestry,  added video to our playlist. thanks

Daves Faves
May 31, 2017

Great video. Who are the couple and do they have a channel/site?

Tam McDonnagh
May 31, 2017

It's nice to see educational material that fits the channel's original practical emphasis.

Tam McDonnagh
May 31, 2017

I don't know about a site, but I think Charles was in the Mastercraft series — the woodworking episodes.

edward charles
May 31, 2017

Tam McDonnagh I think you're right but if you are he's put on some weight!

edward charles
May 31, 2017

Tam McDonnagh mmmmm not sure on second thoughts. If you mean the treadle lathe episode I think this guy is about 15 years older but looks similar.

Tam McDonnagh
May 31, 2017

Oh, the cruel ravages of time! Not quite 15 years — only about 7. It was released in 2010. Charles' voice and accent have not changed, though.

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