Chloe explains the new forest garden at the Centre for Alternative Technology

Forest gardening is a food production and land management system based on replicating woodland ecosystems, but substituting trees (such as fruit or nut trees), bushes, shrubs, herbs and vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. By exploiting the premise of companion planting, these can be intermixed to grow on multiple levels in the same area, as do the plants in a forest. In part based on the model of the Keralan home gardens, temperate-climate forest gardening was pioneered by the late Robert Hart on his one eighth of an acre (500 m²) plot at Wenlock Edge in Shropshire. Robert began the project over thirty years ago with the intention of providing a healthy and therapeutic environment for himself and his brother Lacon, born with severe learning disabilities. Starting as relatively conventional smallholders, Robert soon discovered that maintaining large annual vegetable beds, rearing livestock and taking care of an orchard were tasks beyond their strength. However, a small bed of perennial vegetables and herbs they had planted was looking after itself with little intervention. This led him to evolve the concept of the “forest garden”. Based on the observation that the natural forest can be divided into distinct layers or “storeys”, he used inter-cropping to develop an existing small orchard of apples and pears into an edible polyculture landscape consisting of seven levels. (From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org

Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant; both coriander and cilantro are used as spices for cooking a variety of food. Learn how to harvest your own cilantro or coriander seeds in this free online gardening video from a professional organic gardener. Expert: Gale Gassiot Bio: Gale Gassiot makes her own organic compost or “gardener’s black gold.”
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12 Comments

  1. SethHesio says:

    I’m British, we call it Coriander. Cilantro isn’t a word we use. Let’s fight.

  2. thisluke says:

    ´this WAS a cilantro plant?´

  3. magicster123 says:

    The only useful information Igot from this video is that coriander comes from cilantro.

  4. ogibbs says:

    Oh god in the time it took to watch her introduction I had read every word on this comments page and she still hadn’t even chopped the plant yet. And then she fails to mention how to actually get the seeds off the plant? I want my two minutes back.

  5. megapupuson says:

    lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll this is soooooooo lameeee lol
    AND I WANT TO LABEL THE SACK .. CILANTRO AND THE DATE AND THE LOCATIONN

  6. jujutubes says:

    Yeah expert village is pretty much useless…

  7. mywootgarden says:

    thanks i liked it , i was concernd the seeds were just falling off… i see theryre probly not at this point :)

  8. ugadawgs1984 says:

    Great video.

  9. BenC63 says:

    This is supposed to be helpful to gardeners? Totally USELESS and BORING!

  10. orbisonroad says:

    I’m confused, could you please explain a little SLOWER?

  11. grammapecos says:

    she is extremely boring

  12. chhaylemm says:

    i’m geting an heartattack by watching this.. it goes soo slow..

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