Several habitats of the maritime croplands were created in the Living Field garden to allow plants with different needs to flourish. The soil is the same – the habitats differ in the type of seed or plants originally introduced, management, shade and wetness.

The habitats are

  • meadow – perennial, cut for hay
  • pond and ditch – wet and shady
  • hedge and tree – linear and vertical space, creating shade and shelter
  • cornfield – annuals growing with crops
  • cropped field – cultivated, sown, harvested

The menu to the right also links to pages on each habitat.


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[last update: 22 May 2016]

sustainable croplands