This episode I’m speaking to permaculture designer, teacher, author Anna Locke. Anna is my favourite type of gardener, in that she walks the walk and has a wealth of experience in growing edible plants. Anna has recently published a book called The Forager’s Garden, and in the interview, we talk about how to create an easy to look after yet productive space.
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What we cover
A forest garden is “a project to dip into and out of as time, money and opportunity comes along” (The Forager’s Garden). Can a garden really be that little work?
Grafting fruit trees onto wild hawthorns and blackthorn
The theory behind Anna’s ‘keep it for now’ policy
Advice for anyone starting a forager’s garden from scratch
How to ID the plants you have
About Anna Locke
Anna is a permaculture designer and teacher based in Hastings. She is also a community development project manger. With a solid background as a gardener, specialising in forager’s gardens, she offers a bespoke design service or consultancy. She has planted over 50 forager’s gardens of varying sizes, including a large ongoing project in Hornshurt Wood and in her own small-scale permaculture farm, both in East Sussex. She regularly holds workshops to empower people to plant their own, look out for- ‘How to Plant a Forager’s Garden’ on her instant courses website.