Plants for a Future

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A garden you can eat, a garden you can wear, a garden you can use as your medicines, a garden you can use as fuel and build your houses… a garden full of purposes, and a garden you can enjoy as well – that you can sit in – and a garden that doesn’t take up all your time. You can actually, for a few hours of work each week, produce the things that you need.

Ten years as a London bus drive drove Ken Fern to look for an alternative way of life. After a period of grindingly hard work growing annual crops on a small plot in Sari, he decided to investigate new ways of rearing plants which were not quite so labour intensive. Inspired by Robert Hart’s ideas and the will to make their dreams a reality, Ken and his wife Addy finally settled on a 28-acre field in Cornwall, which is exposed to the full force of southwest winds blowing in from the Atlantic.

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