Yacon Strawberry | Smallanthus sonchifolius

The yacón is traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots. It is closely related to the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke. The root can be eaten raw or cooked. When first harvested, the root can taste somewhat starchy, but it soon becomes sweet, crisp […]

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Abies alba | Silver Fir. An Edible Christmas Tree!

Silver fir has edible, medicinal and many other uses. It is used as a Christmas tree and featured in Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fairy tale, The Little Fir Tree. Silver fir is now less common in our homes, replaced with the more economically cultivated Norway spruce (Picea abies) or Nordmann fir, (A. nordmanniana), with denser, […]

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Dartington Agroforestry Project: PFAF visit 3 August 2017

Forest Garden

In 2017 two PFAF trustees, Wendy Stayte and Chris Marsh, began a research project involving making cooperative links with people in the South West growing unusual plants in innovative ways. They began with a visit to Incredible Vegetables near Ashburton, where they made notes and took photographs, publishing the resulting photo essay on the website […]

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East Devon Forest Garden: PFAF visit 26 July 2017

East Devon Forest Garden

In 2017 two PFAF trustees, Wendy Stayte and Chris Marsh, began a research project involving making cooperative links with people in the South West growing unusual plants in innovative ways. They began with a visit to Incredible Vegetables near Ashburton, where they made notes and took photographs, publishing the resulting photo essay on the website […]

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Wishtree Agroforestry & Permaculture Centre: PFAF visit 4 October 2017

Agroforestry and Permaculture Centre

In 2017 two PFAF trustees, Wendy Stayte and Chris Marsh, began a research project involving making co-operative links with people in the South West growing unusual plants, particularly perennials, in innovative ways. They began with a visit to Incredible Vegetables near Ashburton, where they made notes and took photographs, publishing the resulting photo essay on […]

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Incredible Vegetables: PFAF visit 30 May 2017

Incredible Vegetables Permaculture

Two PFAF trustees, Wendy Stayte and Chris Marsh, visited the site of Incredible Vegetables (www.incrediblevegetables.co.uk ) on 30 May 2017. This is their report of the visit, illustrated largely by photos taken at the time by David Gearing, with additional photos by Mandy Barber. The Incredible Vegetables (IV) site is 5 ½ acres just outside […]

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