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A forest garden with 500 edible plants could lead to a sustainable future

Nationalgeographic June 30th, 2019

Martin Crawford’s forest garden is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems. Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. This type of agroforestry mimics natural ecosystems and uses the space available in a sustainable way. UK-based Martin Crawford is one of the pioneers of forest gardening.

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