quinta-feira, 5 de julho de 2012

A walk through Martin Crawford´s beatiful forest garden, a model for resilient, local food growing.

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.
Source : http://www.agroforestry.co.uk/forgndg.html