Three ways to describe a forest garden

White apple blossom

Crab apple 'John Downie' in full bloom

I worked with a computer technician called Three-Way George. If you asked him how to do something, he’d always reply “Well, there are three ways…”. Likewise, there are (at least) three ways to describe a forest garden.

It’s always handy to have some simple forest garden definitions to hand.

A forest garden is:

  1. A wildlife orchard underplanted with edible shrubs and perennial vegetables.
  2. A wildlife garden you can eat (the plants, not the wildlife).
  3. A carbon biosequestration process that yields a harvest.

On a totally unrelated note, did you know that if you have 5 fruit or nut trees, then you have an orchard?