The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem Katrina from Cambridgeshire, England & Peter from Cape Town, South Africa and their children are a Vegan living family of 5 living in East Ayrshire, Scotland. 3 children aged 12-15. Their eldest Clayton who is Autistic and Non verbal is Home Educated by KatrinaContinue reading “The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem”

Building a Mini Food Forest in a Raised Bed

You don’t need a huge space to start growing food and you don’t need a large space to start a food forest. Just start where you are & with what you have to move forward. Using the Permaculture Design Principles you can maximise your space to get the most from it. The different layers ofContinue reading “Building a Mini Food Forest in a Raised Bed”

Sheet Mulching a Large Grass Lawn Area To Build A Food Forest

See Previous Posts Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? And Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1) Where Did We Start From? This area had the 8 Fruit Trees & Cages planted across the back. The idea was to sheet mulch the whole area aroundContinue reading “Sheet Mulching a Large Grass Lawn Area To Build A Food Forest”

Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1)

See Previous Post Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? When and Where Did We Plant? After building and planting in the fruit cage in July 2019 the design plan was to carry the fruit trees across the back. Not being able to cage the whole 30m area across we used theseContinue reading “Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1)”

Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? (Year 1 & 2)

There are 7 Layers of a Food Forest Tall Tree or Canopy Layer Sub-Canopy or Large Shrub Layer Shrub Layer Herbaceous Layer Ground Cover Layer Underground Layer Climber, Vine or Vertical Layer Bonus Layers 8. Aqua/Wetland Layer (Bonus) 9. Mycelial or Fungal Layer (Bonus) What is a Food Forest? Food Forest sometimes called Forest gardeningContinue reading “Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? (Year 1 & 2)”