This handy, accessible guide shows you how to create your own paradise plot where you can forage throughout the year. Anna Locke condenses years of her own hands-on experience to walk you through all the skills and techniques you need to design and plant a delicious, useful and thriving garden in both town and country that is also a haven for wildlife as well as for humans. She encourages us to see our gardens as part of a bigger, local food strategy that can be abundant, healthy and resilient.
This book will give you:
- An overview of organic gardening techniques, great for the beginner
- A basic, accessible guide to designing your garden
- Insights into how to plant guilds and choose what is right for your space
- Valuable information on how weeds can become harvests
- A choice of nutritious, seasonal plants for any sized plot
- Techniques to grow maximum food with minimal work
- Practices that reconnect you with Nature and enhance wellbeing
- Money-saving tips to make planting a forager's garden a must
The Forager's Garden shows you one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to grow and harvest food possible.
Brought up in cities all over the world, Anna Locke's journey into a deep love of plants began with a degree in herbal medicine. She passed the RHS diploma in Horticulture in 2000 and became a community gardener around North London, teaching children and adults in schools, play centres, community centres, housing estates and allotments. Anna has planted and designed many community and school gardens that focus on annual vegetable production as well as fruit trees, edible hedges, allotments and permaculture forest gardens. Anna lives in Hastings, designing, facilitating workshops and developing a small community farm.