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Forest Gardens

Martin Crawford

Abstract


Forest gardens are a type of land use common in many parts of the world, and fast becoming more popular in Britain, for growing a wide variety of edible and other crops in a sustainable and low-input system.  They have a long history in the tropics and sub-tropics (where they are often called home gardens) with evidence for their use as long as 12,000 to 14,000 years ago in parts of Asia.

Martin Crawford explores the health benefits of an integrated system which provides food and other crops, mimicking the structure of a forest but using plants of direct or indirect use to people.


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