Bruce Slark has been growing a forest garden for nigh on 20 years and his talk at Moylgrove Hall was full of tasty nuggets
Bruce’s talk on his well-established forest garden at Moylgrove Hall was very interesting, particularly because it is well-established. Here at Forest Garden Wales, the fruit trees on a windy hillside are only just starting to bear fruit, so it was great to see a full complement of produce on display.
The other point that hit home is the health aspect. Robert Hart, a pioneer of temperate forest gardens and author of Forest Gardening, apparently had an 80% raw food vegan diet.
Here are my random notes from the evening, really for my benefit but you’re welcome to peruse if you want:
Netting, essential for fruit trees and fruit bushes. Apples too?!
Camassia, starchy potato alternative, staple food of Native Americans.