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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Agroforestry The Best Form Of No Dig Gardening! 2011

Mandy Burton Community
Project Manager.
Pictured in the
Shitake mushroom patch.

Adapt any garden with the right plants, to produce sustainable berries, nuts, edible leaves and fruit. This is not intensive vegetable growing, but simple adaptations to the canopies within any garden. Learn to make the most of your space. Please come along and listen to Mandy's forward thinking approach to gardening.

Agroforestry has a place in every garden. Whether it is a small pocket or the entire garden. Many attractive ornamental plant have great sustainability. Everyday plants like Mahonias, Elaeagnus,  Cornus Kousa and ornamental Nutmeg. I am guessing not many of us would know these produced tasty edible fruits or leaves.There are so many sustainable plants we can grow to eat, all year round. Forest gardening is not just a nice concept it really works and it it beneficial to all.

Fundamental to this way of growing is how we look after the soil. The process of deep mulching on a bed of cardboard will develop a wonderful, weed free, humus rich, worm filled base in which to plant. We can avoid chemicals and digging all together.

This talk is an opportunity to learn able the principle of Forest Gardening and develop an awareness of what we can plant to create canopies of useful or edible perennial plants in own space.

FREE talk :Saturday 16th April
at 11 am

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