I am going to start a new thread as I couldnt see anything to add to. Mudra posted some videos of Robert Hart's Forest garden, but they have now been removed from you tube.
I dont have many ambitions left in life, I am more and more alone, seeking solitude. I have one remaining goal, and that is to create a forest garden. It is a project that will take the rest of my life and will be (hopefully) a gift to those following me. I wont say too much about location yet, except I plan to be in Europe and have been in discussions about suitable land. I plan to work for another 6 months or so in full time employment to help fund my dream, and maybe buy a piece of land.. We will see.. Land is available even if I dont buy it, and I dont need land ownership, just the 'security' of not having to move on from a long term project.
I will hopefully post info from my own garden, but that will be next year now (2019).
In the meantime I wanted to post about an amazing resource I have just finished reading, and would recommend to all, http://edibleforestgardens.com/ . I dont know the website, I have just read both volumes of an amazing book. "Edible Forest Gardens" by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier and thoroughly recommend them. The Appendices are a tremendous resource.
Next up is "Creating a Forest Garden: Working with nature to grow edible crops" by Martin Crawford, a guy who published a lot of useful info on nitrogen fixing plants.. I received my copy yesterday and will start reading it..
I am not entirely new to this, I had a self sufficient smallholding in Portugal, in what seems a lifetime ago.. I bought land that gave me food every day, an easy start to the subject of forest gardening
This is somewhat a hit and run post at the moment, but I would welcome any discussion comments on this subject as I start to research ideas for my next project.