After nearly two years on the waiting list I now have a plot of land. While it's only a very small plot (allotment) it's still somewhere for me to grow some food. As the plot is a twenty minute walk away from my apartment I decided to go the low maintenance route to gardening. while researching I came across permaculture. Once set up it should mean extremely low maintenance, and while the whole forest garden plan can't be applied to such a small plot I'll be using some of the key concepts into my humble allotment plot.
I'm currently reading The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Countries by Patrick Whitefield
Along with watching Food Forest by Geoff Lawton
Check out this fantastic video of how permaculture was used to grow a sustainable crops in the desert.