The Macrobiotic Garden will be set out in accordance with the yin and yang principles of balance used in the macrobiotic diet.
Preparations for the Macrobiotic Garden starts in the Autumn with the laying of landscape fabric. The aim is to suppress weeds before cultivation begins in springtime.
The garden is divided into equal parts, with Yang foods such as root vegetables and Yin foods such as Brassicas growing in harmony.
The land is cultivated once every three years and is covered in landscape fabric for the intervening period.
A policy of no-dig is maintained to preserve the structure of the soil.
The Macrobiotic Diet is concerned with eating seasonal foods, therefore careful planning is required to ensure balance is maintained.