Pt.4 Protect a Backyard Forest

Polytunnel & young hedge overlooking valley

Creating protection with a young Dogwood hedge and polytunnel

Part 4 of my online course preview has been livestreamed and is now available on my YouTube channel 🙂

On Wednesdays at 10am BST, I livestream a free preview of my online forest garden course. It’s a bit rough around the edges but it does have a lot of info in there.

All videos recorded on my YouTube Create a Backyard Forest playlist

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4. Protect a Backyard Forest

Video now on YouTube


Next livestream Wed 8th July 10am BST

  1. Introducing the Backyard Forest, Wed 10 June
    Why growing edible crops with nature is so important. YouTube video
  2. Plan, Wed 17 June
    Observations, wishlists & mapping. YouTube video
  3. Design, Wed 24 June
    How to put things in the right place. YouTube video
  4. Protection, Wed 1 July YouTube video Windbreaks & other tricks to protect your precious plants. Zoom Q&A
  5. Perennial Veg, Wed 8 July 👈 NEXT LIVESTREAM
    Resilient & low maintenance veg are on the menu. Zoom Q&A
  6. Trees, Wed 15 July
    Plant the big trees, the canopy layer. Zoom Q&A
  7. Ground Prep, Wed 22 July
    Ways to clear the ground, so as to plant your plants. Zoom Q&A
  8. Shrubs & Ground Cover, Wed 29 July
    Shrubs away & keep the ground covered. Zoom Q&A

Come to whichever livestream takes your fancy. I’ll keep the livestream to 40-45 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Zoom Q&A. If there’s anything you’d like covered, email me


Zoom Q&A

  • Time: 10.45—11:15am
  • Zoom password: hopniss57

The evolution will be livestreamed. And then uploaded to YouTube at a later date.