Forest Gardening and Climate Change
- posted 19th March 2019
Our forest garden is now 2 years old and just starting to take shape. This short film by one of the UK’s best known forest gardeners, Martin Crawford, explains beautifully the role forest gardening can play in helping us create a sustainable future.
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We can all make a difference, even when worries about the future of our planet - for ourselves and our children - are so grave. Small steps, new directions and group effort - together we can make big change. Here at Runach Arainn we are developing a forest garden, growing food in a layered forest structure. Low maintenance, high productivity and great for stemming climate change – these spaces sequester carbon in the soil and trees and lower your carbon food footprint. And they are beautiful spaces that are great for wildlife too. We'd be happy to give you a tour during your stay.
For a more ‘ganster gardener’ approach this TED talk is also brilliant. We Loved it - 'gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus you get strawberries' and ‘if kids grow kale, kids eat kale’. If you have a few minutes, Ron Finley is truly inspirational.
Ron Finley TED Talk