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  • How do you do?
    I'm Jamie; an incurably-curious, hopelessly-idealistic, vegetarian, polyglot-ish plant scientist at Cambridge. I spend too much time listening to music, wandering around the countryside, and eating apples.


    penchants: forest walks, benjamin britten, mediaeval history & literature, eastern philosophy, obscure tea blends, copperplate, twilight by the sea, quantum mechanics, thunderstorms, fruit trees, early music, dragonflies, postcards, underground railways, gardening, vapour trails, tiny art galleries, volcanic islands, moths, Virginia Woolf, gin cocktails, travel journals, mountain air, handwriting, continental cinema, bow ties, Lebanese food, historical linguistics, archery, all things Icelandic, & bitter-sweet lemonade.
    Thank you for stopping by; do say hello.

    Figure encapsulating the concept of forest gardening as applied to temperate climates by Robert Hart (pictured) in the early 1960s. Working in Shropshire, England, Hart developed a seven-tiered intercropping system of planting that was both highly productive and self-regulating. The fruits, nuts, and green leafy vegetables harvested from his 0.12 acre garden provided for his raw vegan diet. Hart’s ideas, which he initially labelled ‘ecological horticulture’, went on to serve as guiding principles for the permaculture movement, spearheaded by individuals such as Bill Mollison and Sepp Holzer.

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