Crawford is the director of the UK-based Agroforestry Research Trust, and has done a huge amount of work advancing the science of forest gardening. He has spent the past two decades creating a wonderful forest garden in the south of England while experimenting and researching appropriate, low-maintenance techniques for farming with nature. He whittles down an intimidating amount of information to provide a straight-forward method of designing a forest garden. The chapter on fertility is revelatory. He profiles a huge number of useful plants based on his own personal experience. Written for the British climate, but applicable to all temperate regions. An excellent, comprehensive guide to designing forest gardens.