Katy Whitby-last wrote:For most farmers it isn't worth their while to sell just a couple of acres. The legal costs, issues of access and the loss of farm payments mean they are unlikely to be interested unless you seriously paid over the odds for it. Where in the UK are you looking ?
Rose Pinder wrote:Kind of an interesting design question though. If the timing (2 weeks set up, 2 years left alone) is a design limit, how could that work?
I agree looking at the existing site, plants, climate would be crucial, and also what other resources are available to deal with the lack of attention (eg paying someone to come in and chop and drop twice a year).
Forests go from bare ground to climax without human intervention, so isn't it more about what can be done within the design limitations?
Peter Ellis wrote:You could expect to come back to chaos
While you might be able to get quite a few trees in the ground in that time,the young food forest does actually require some care.
Not even Mark Shepard plants in two weeks then walks away for two years.
Tyler Ludens wrote:If you could post some photos of your garden, or even a sketch, it might help to visualize what you've got so far.
Also your general location.