Saturday, 10th August 2019 09:55am

As Martin Crawford says, “for land-based work, you have to be efficient”, and my work at Glebelands market garden has really driven that home.

But just a reminder to myself, it doesn’t have to scale. This is important. I am not growing 8,000 leeks for commercial production. Forest gardens are, by design, small home scale affairs. Anything else is agroforestry. And there is cost to improved efficiency, whether it’s brain-power, set-up or materials.