This youth work project with multiple aims is mostly to get young people gardening and eating healthily. In order to help our thinking I have read 2 books:
1. Martin Crawford, Creating a forest garden
2. Chris Shein, The Vegetable gardener’s guide to Permaculture
I am left with a desire to complete both but feel very much unsure of whether we are on a track towards permaculture or a food forest. More importantly whether it matters.
The ethos of what we’re doing lies in a desire to educate, train and resource young people for the future provision of food for their family and the community we live in. However, behind this ethos is also a desire to sit it within a frame work to help guide the work and help to grow it.
And so back to my question, “Is it possible to give us some insight into the difference between the 2 and the path we undertake?
Please feel free to comment or ask some questions.