A forest garden is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants. These are mixed in such a way as to mimic the structure of a natural forest - the most stable and sustainable type of ecosystem in this climate.
The primary aims for the system are:
- to be biologically sustainable, able to cope with disturbances such as climate change
- it should be productive, yielding a number (often large) of different products
- it should require low maintenance.