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Reading list

These are some of our favourite reading resources for learning about gardening, fruit trees, and all things environmental. 

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Permaculture: A Designers' Manual by Bill Mollison

Permaculture Magazine (subscription)


Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning by Timothy Beatley


Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy


Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and Todd Merrifield



The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit by Bob Flowerdew

RSPB Gardening for Wildlife: A Complete Guide to Nature-Friendly Gardening by Adrian Thomas 


Veg In One Bed by Huw Richards


Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden by Jessica Walliser


Companion Planting: Organic Gardening Tips and Tricks for Healthier, Happier Plants by Allison Greer


The Rhs Allotment Handbook & Planner 


RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch: A Foolproof Guide to Every Stage of Growing Fruit and Veg by Lucy Chamberlain


The Gardeners’ World Almanac: A Month-by-month Guide to Your Gardening Year


All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew


Grow Food for Free: The Easy, Sustainable, Zero-cost Way to a Plentiful Harvest by Huw Richards


How to Attract Birds to Your Garden: Make Your Garden a Haven for Birds by Dan Rouse


The Fruit Tree Handbook by Ben Pike

Fruit Trees for Every Garden: An Organic Approach to Growing Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Citrus, and More by Orin Martin and Manjula Martin

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips

The Orchard Book by Wade Muggleton

Forest gardens:

Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops by Martin Crawford

Forest Gardening in Practice: An Illustrated Practical Guide for Homes, Communities and Enterprises by Tomas Remiarz

This is a communal resource, so get in touch to let us know your favourite books, magazines, or other written learning content - let's learn together!

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