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Creating a "forest-garden", or "edible forest", consists of planting a wide range of edible plants at different heights, taking inspiration from forest systems. Through their interactions with each other, the species chosen require little tillage, weeding or pest control, and result in a productive and healthy system. This book gives all the keys to creating a forest-garden adapted to our climate, whatever the size of the project: design, advice on planting and maintenance; directory of more than 500 trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables and climbers, all edible or useful, all cultivable and available from us, and for many unknown. Author Martin Crawford has worked in England for over 20 years in organic farming and horticulture. He is director of the Agroforestry Research Trust, a foundation studying agroforestry in temperate zones and all aspects of plant cultivation and use, with emphasis on trees, shrubs and perennials grown for food. Contents The book is divided into 3 parts, to which are added appendices with a list and table of plants.