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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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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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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.


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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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Forest Gardening / food forests Course

May 6, 2016, 2:00pm - May 8, 2016, 4:30pm

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Just finished planting out a micro forest garden (50 sq metres) in my own front garden, before the latest deluge. In such a small garden there is no space for larger canopy trees, instead I am starting with large shrubs and working with layers downwards. On the left you can see new Elaeagnus x ebbingei evergreen hedge being planted (nitrogen fixing, bee plant and edible fruits in spring). ... See MoreSee Less

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Harvested kiwi fruits today although I probably could have left them even longer in this mild weather. SInce a couple of light frosts in October it has been mild/warm the whole time. Not at all wintry! ... See MoreSee Less

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