Food from your Forest Garden



Garden & Nature

Martin Crawford

Green Books

Language of origin

Infos :

256 pages
French rights sold

How to harvest, cook and preserve your forest garden produce

How do you cook heartnuts, hawthorn fruits or hostas? What’s the best way to preserve autumn olives or to dry chestnuts? Forest gardening – a novel way of growing edible crops in different vertical layers – is attracting increasing interest, for gardens large or small. But when it comes to harvest time, how do you make the most of the produce?

From bamboo shoots and beech leaves to medlars and mashua, Food from your Forest Garden offers creative and imaginative ways to enjoy the crops from your forest garden. It provides cooking advice and recipe suggestions, with notes on every species in the bestselling Creating a Forest Garden by Martin Crawford. The book includes:
  • Over 100 recipes for over 50 different species, presented by season, plus raw food options.
  • Information on the plants’ nutritional value, with advice on harvesting and processing.
  • Chapters on preserving methods, from traditional preserves such as jams to ferments and fruit leathers.
With beautiful colour photographs of plants and recipes, this book is an invaluable resource for making the most of your forest garden – and an inspiration for anyone thinking of growing and using forest garden crops.

Martin Crawford

Martin Crawford has spent over 20 years in organic agriculture and horticulture, and is director of the Agroforestry Research Trust, a non-profit-making charity that researches into temperate agroforestry and all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops. The Trust produces several publications and a quarterly journal, and sells plants and seeds. See for more information.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger