Creating a Food Forest and Physik Garden From an Abandoned Field. Notre Jardin Forestier. Crear Un Bosque De Alimentos




About: I live in a forest garden by the sea in an old Celtic longhouse in the Baie de Mont Saint Michel, France, where we raise quail, rare breed chickens and pigeons organically. I was born in England, the furthes...

Welcome to our garden, an organic food forest grown from an empty field and abandoned orchard, achieved through, grafting, cuttings, seed sowing, swaps, recycling, Birthday presents, very little money, some quality manure and a lot of love.
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Bienvenue dans notre jardin, une forêt d'aliments biologiques cultivés à partir d'un champ vide et verger abandonné, réalisé par le biais, le greffage, bouturage, semis, du troc, le recyclage, des cadeaux d'anniversaire, très peu d'argent, un peu de fumier de qualité et beaucoup d'amour.
Bienvenido a nuestro jardín, un bosque de alimentos ecológicos creados a partir de un campo vacío y un huerto abandonado, logra a través de los injertos, estacas, siembra de semillas, swaps, reciclaje, regalos de cumpleaños, poco dinero, un poco de compost de calidad y mucho amor.



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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Where is the cat ?

    In France it is unlawful to take care of a property you do not own, even when abandoned. Ridiculous, but neighbors do not like it either and they can make your life pretty well miserable...

    Beautiful work but I fear it cannot be a response to our future with a planet with soon to support 7 (seven) billion people, the majority living in cities. Tough.

    But you seem to make for yourself a beautiful personal Garden of Eden. BRAVO !!!



    5 years ago

    thank you for this lovely video. It made my day :) xxoo

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    Reply 5 years ago

    You are very welcome! Sorry I was only just able to reply to your kind comment but Instructables has changed the comment procedure and I couldn't reply as usual on the page. I just found out by chance that I have to go through a 'comment tracker'. If you want to see more of our garden, projects and birds, please do check out our channels - and and we also have blogs which you can get to via a clickable link at the top right hand of each channel front page. Now we're off to learn how to feed a lamb which we have to look after for a couple of days. Wish us luck! All the best, Sue


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Yes. Everything in our garden is grown organically - including the birds! All the very best, Sue


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I really enjoyed watching this video! What a great presentation. The hen house is very cute. I loved your frizzle hen I believe, and the featherfoots! I plan a garden using these methods next year! It makes weeding much easier! Thanks for sharing!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for watching and commenting, I really appreciate it! My husband, Organikmechanic has the film of how to make the hen house on his Instructables page if you want to take a look at it - it's made of untreated, reclaimed pallet wood. We have quite a few Frizzles, both mixed and actual breeds, like the Frizzled Polish at the end of the film. Featherfoots is a great name - I love it! I have twelve, we hatched this year, I got the eggs from a friend and put them under two mothers, one of which actually is a Cochin and a Frizzle. They are so loveable and great at weeding, as are all the hens! Good Luck with your garden! It has been and is, such fun making ours and it is turning out pretty much as planned. Making mistakes is part of the learning process of forest gardening - I moved a couple of the fruit trees about five times, until I got them right! I also had a pond, which I will show in the next video, I loved it but it was really too small and keeping it full in the Summer was impossible - so it's now a bog garden! Best Wishes from France, Pavlovafowl aka Sue


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hello to France! I have always want to go there! Thanks for such a nice comment! I used to have 100 chickens of all kinds. I never learned the official names like you mention here but I had so much fun watching them. I had blue and green egg layers. We have great soil here from years of mulching. Where we are going is a much different story. There are a lot of rock and raised gardening will be our best option. I will go see his other instructables! Thanks again and have a splendorous day! Sunshiine