Backyard Forest Garden Course

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Whatever the size of your garden, you can create a lush food forest using forest garden techniques. Step-by-step, you’ll learn how to work with nature to grow edible crops, all the while creating a haven for wildlife.

The course is divided into 3 stages:

1. Observe & plan
Where you observe, measure and document your garden to start the planning process, then on to create the map to enable the design process.

2. Structural planting
Establish the windbreaks & protective structures, start a productive perennial veg bed and plant the canopy tree layer.

3. Fill in the structure
Prepare the ground so that you can plant the shrubs and the ground cover.

A forest garden emulates the edge of woodland, working with nature to reduce the amount of watering and maintenance, with a permanent living ground cover and a self-sustaining ecosystem of nutrients & pest control. Mostly perennial plants are used, in all three dimensions, as they are more resilient, lower maintenance and more nutritious.

NB course slideshows & notes always available at

The full course outline is:

1. Introducing
2. Plan
3. Design
4. Protect
5. Perennial Veg
6. Canopy layer
7. Ground Preparation
8. Shrubs & Ground Cover

Price includes a link to join the vibrant forest garden Nature Works group on Telegram.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jake, email


“Very informative, organised presentation and easy to follow!”

~ Kartini Clapham, June 2021

“I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in wildlife or permaculture”

~ Courtney Saunders, June 2021

“So much interesting information here. Am filling my notebook rapidly!”

~ Louisa Ferrante, March 2021

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Over 3½ hours of quality tuition, taking you through each step of creating a forest garden.

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