Is anyone interested in piloting a demonstration of perennial vegetables?

I would really like to hear from you if you are interested in working with me to plan and plant a polyculture of perennial vegetables in your back garden.  Ideally I am looking for someone who:

  • Lives in the UK.
  • Is passionate about growing their own food sustainably.
  • Has limited space – ie lives in what most people would call an ordinary house with an ordinary sized garden.
  • Is interested in at least part of their growing space being devoted to growing perennial vegetables.
  • Is keen to find out what perennial vegetables would best suit them / their family best and how to grow them in their own home garden.
  • Is committed to permaculture principles.
  • Is prepared to share the knowledge they glean with others.  This might be in person with friends / family  / local community; it might be electronically via a blog or similar; it also might be having an open day occasionally to allow a wider cross section of people access or occasional visits from interested parties.
  • Would share spare plants / cuttings / seeds etc with others.

I have been growing perennial vegetables for some years now and yearn to start passing on some of the things I have learned more directly to real people!  I can help plan and plant a perennial vegetable patch / garden including sourcing a variety of perennial vegetables and other supporting plants to grow a varied polyculture.

This might be as part of redesigning a garden on forest garden principles with perennial vegetables forming a substantial part of the lower storey plantings; or it might be growing perennial vegetables largely in place of annual vegetables.

If any of this chimes with you and matches your aims and ideals please email me at

About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
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