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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.

Plant ordering for the coming 2017/18 winter season is now live! If you reserved plants then you'll get a confirmation shortly.

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

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Our Latest Publication:

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 22-year-old established forest garden. May and June courses FULL - next course with spaces July 2017

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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:

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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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Some shots of our young experimental coppice trees planted in 2013 and 2014, using trees not normally planted for coppice in the UK. Downy oak (Quercus pubescens); heartnut (Juglans ailantifolia cordiformis); hybrid chestnut (Castanea spp.) - flowering already; dawn redwood (Metasequoia); Antarctic beech (Nothofagus Antarctica); walnut (Juglans regia varieties). ... See MoreSee Less

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Our small forest garden (350 m2) is looking lush despite the dry weather: perennials are all growing well, it's just the annuals that look a bit parched (just shows how perennials are more resilient). Meanwhile in the forest garden greenhouse, ginger is coming up, and more trees have been planted - avocado Hass, pomegranate Mollar. ... See MoreSee Less

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In the glasshouse after cutting the borage down once it reached head height! Borage has a low C:N ratio like comfrey and is recycled quickly by soil organisms .... also very satisfying to cut with a sickle. Meanwhile Pineapple guava (Acca sellowiana) is flowering nicely. ... See MoreSee Less

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