Food Forest

February 28th, 2013

A food forest is a land management system that is designed to mimic the ecosystem of a natural forest with the goal of producing high yields of food with little maintenance. A food forest features edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals that are thoughtfully grown to enhance biodiversity and productivity.

Besides producing food, a food forest also is a wildlife habitat that produces forage for pollinators, beneficial insects and birds.

Food forests typically grow heritage apples, cherries, pears, plums, and apricots.

References:

Permaculture Institute

Beacon Food Forest

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