forest gardening

Forest gardening is a low maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agro-forestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. Making use of companion planting, these can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers, to build a woodland habitat.    Forest gardening is an ancient method of securing food in tropical areas. In the 1980s, Robert Hart coined the term “forest gardening” after adapting ancient tropical principles and applying them to temperate climates: Wikipedia.