Guerrilla gardening / permafarming?

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Guerrilla gardening / permafarming?

Post: # 143631Post bodrighy
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:09 pm

My better half and I moved into our home in October. It has a garden that hadn't been touched for at least a year and is pretty overgrown. We have decided to guerrilla garden for the first year at least, beans and peas among trees, root veg in the side beds, J. Artichokes along fences, fuit bushes up against fences etc. The point I am sslloowwllyy getting to is this. LOL spottted a programme on BB2 tonight (20/2) about perma farming but only caught the last 1/4 of an hour and said that it looked exactly what we were thinking of doing. Does anyone on here have a clue about this sort of gardening and if so where can I get info on it. It seems to invlove gardening / farming amongst naturally growing woods, hedges etc.

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Post: # 143650Post peak_oil
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:16 am

I saw the program you are talking about,it was an episode of natural world. It was all about how agriculture will have to adapt because of peak oil.

Growing food in between trees and other non-food plants is known as forest gardening. It is a very environmentally sound way of producing food and once it's set up, it requires very little maintenance and most of the work involved is for harvesting the food.

The episode is available to watch on BBC iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... he_Future/

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Post: # 143651Post rlucas
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:30 am

Try a look here

http://www.pfaf.org/index.php

- there's a lot of information.

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Post: # 143665Post John Headstrong
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:26 pm

I have just watched that episode, I highly recommend that everyone watches that.

a very well put together case.

thanks for that link :thumbright:

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Post: # 143700Post evelyn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:08 am

You might be interested in a project hapening in Todmorden west York's, just put todmorden in your serch and it will find incredible edibal todmorden.

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