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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.

Click here to read more about us.                     See below for publications, seeds and other products.

NEW ... some bursaries are now available for our Forest Gardening course!

NEW PLANTS ADDED TO OUR ONLINE STOCK - Chinese dates (Ziziphus), American persimmon Morris Burton, mulberry Pakistan, Gaultheria shallon, true passionfruit (P.edulis), Japanese plums.

You can also read about our new Forest garden greenhouse here.

Our Next Course:

Our Latest Publication:

Forest Garden Greenhouse Course

Learn how to make a subtropical growing space. Next course April 2018

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Forest Gardening /
Food Forests
Design Course

Learn how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden or food forest. Next course May 2018

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How to grow your own Nuts

Martin Crawford's new book covering all aspects of nut growing for gardeners and small commercial producers. 


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Find everything you need to start your own Forest Garden or Agroforestry project:

Everything about Agroforestry…

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

Click here to see more video's and radio interviews.

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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The forest garden greenhouse in December. Walls are lined with horticultural fleece for extra insulation. Still looking lush, with nasturtium, borage and calendula flowering away. Also still flowering is the pepino (2nd photo). This winter is already a good test as weather colder than normal. Snow forecast today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Martin's book is now out in French .....published by Editions Ulmer. ... See MoreSee Less

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Autumn and spring! The last autumn fruits are ripening - here fruits of Fuchsia magellanica 'Globosa'. And a 5-year old hedge of New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) shows all the seed pods. But in the forest garden greenhouse it is as if a second spring is under way, all the trees are having a second flush of growth. Flowering away is Lagos spinach (Celosia argentea). The last photo shows perennial Lima beans having a growth spurt up one of the posts - and in the background our largest banana at about 2 metres now. ... See MoreSee Less

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