The Agroforestry Research Trust is a non-profit making charity, registered in England, which researches into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops.

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Plant ordering will go live again in early July for autumn/winter delivery.

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Forest Gardening /
Food Forests
Design Course

Learn how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden or food forest, with frequent visits into our 19-year-old established forest garden. Early May course FULL - next course 27-29 May 2016

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Trees for Gardens, Orchards and Permaculture

Martin Crawford's new book with a selection of over one hundred of the best productive trees that can be grown in Europe and North America.

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The video below shows a portrait of our Forest Garden, shot in the Spring of 2015.

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Research Site Tours

The Agroforestry Research Trust is inviting interested visitors on a tour of our each of our three sites, led by Martin Crawford. Numbers are limited to 25 adults. Children are welcome as long as they are supervised.


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Just coming to the end of the season for harvesting Solomon's seal (Polygonatum). A fine edible spring shoot, harvest before leaves open out, cut off top leafy part and remove leafy bract at base. The rest of the shoot is sweet and delicious, like a sweet asparagus. Grows well in partial shade beneath trees. This one (P.biflorum) is growing through a low cover of false strawberry (Duchesnea indica). ... See MoreSee Less

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The micro forest garden in Dartington. As well as planting with trees, shrubs and perennials, I sowed a short lived pioneer cover crop, trefoil (Medicago lupulina) to utilise the space between other plants and to fix nitrogen. In the first year there is only a small bit of competition between this and the other plants, and within a couple of years it will have vanished, having done its job as a pioneer plant. Here you can see the trefoil germinating amongst daylily (Hermerocallis), wild bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - the latter 2 plants on site as seed or bulbs already. ... See MoreSee Less

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Forest Gardening / Food Forests course

July 15, 2016, 2:00pm - July 17, 2016, 4:30pm

This 2.5 days course covers how to design, implement and maintain a forest garden / food forest.

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