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Press Release 27 september 2018

Already their first book "Perennial vegetables: Discover, grow, Enjoy "was nominated for the year's garden book 2016. Now rejoice Annevi Sjoberg and Philipp Weiss for their new book "Forest Garden: Growing edibles everywhere 'has received the prestigious year's garden book 2018.

– It is the first time that a self-published book becomes year's garden book and it makes us of course especially proud, says Annevi Sjöberg.

The book has been high up the charts ever since it came out in May, which shows that forest gardening is a growing trend that is here to stay. In the forest horticulture taken inspiration from the forest way to serve as a model to make a long harvest season, with many crops and at relatively little effort.

- The key is to focus on perennials. They have their roots in place when the season starts, find their own water and food and is virtually maintenance free after establishment. Emphasis is also on a variety of different plants, there is always something to harvest even if the harvest would fail for some crops due to drought, frost at flowering or other weather phenomena that we can not control, says Philipp Weiss began writing the first lines of the book for more than four years ago.

The book is considerably extensive with over 460 pages in large format, and rests on a solid factual basis, with the 800 references to scientific articles, Books and reports. Besides, the authors describe in detail the theoretical basis for cultivating the forest they go in detail through everything from the planning of a forest garden to plant and care. The book presents the even of 400 culture worthy plants for northern climates, both known as gooseberry, apples and pears and beyond asimina, staphylea pinnata and fool bush.

- We really wanted to postpone the knowledge of the limits of the multiannual edible crops that can grow in our climate. The vast majority of the plants we have included in the book are cultivated plants anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere and the only reason that many of them are so unusual today is that hardly anyone knows them. Who has heard of the golden raspberries or American persimmon? When we tasted them for the first time during the research work for the book, it was like a whole new world opened up for us and many of the crops can not get enough of, laughing Philipp Weiss.

With the new book, the authors hope to inspire more people to want to be with and explore this farming technique can provide an abundance of perennial leafy vegetables, bear, fruit, seeds and nuts without the need to work themselves to death for the. The authors emphasize at the same time the major environmental benefits of cultivating the skogsträdgårdsvis.

- In addition to all the great flavors forest garden offers gives it automatically habitat for countless farm animals that have been difficult in our increasingly impoverished cultural landscape, to build a forest garden is a great opportunity to make a major environmental measure with very simple means, mean Annevi Sjöberg.

Philipp Weiss is a graduate and diploma permakulturdesigner. He lives with his family in Stjärnsund in southern Dalarna, where he began to build its first own timber garden year 2007. Today cover crops almost 1,5 ha and include over 300 species of tree, shrubs and herbs. The major source of inspiration for his crops are childhood edible landscape in southern Germany. Their cultivation experiences he documented the Forest Garden Blog and keeps in regular courses and lectures on permaculture and cultivation of perennial crops. Together with his family he runs Putt Myra woodland garden with its nursery timber garden plants.

Annevi Sjöberg studied environmental science and environmental engineer with a burning heart for biodiversity and all forms of wear and perennial vegetables. Annevi lives with his family in Stjärnsund in southern Dalarna, where she is involved in the creation of the public forest garden Diversity garden of about 2700 kvm. She is also to realize the dream of another timber garden inspired cultivation in the neighborhood. Annevi teaches permaculture, holds courses and lectures on the cultivation of perennial vegetables and timber gardening as well as project manager for picking Hugget - an initiative for sustainable forestry.

Hälsingbo Forest Garden HB
Pipe and Foundry Hälsingbo 424
77674 Stjärnsund

Annevi Sjöberg, 073 362 2509,

Philip Weiss, 072 923 9153,