Food Forests have the incredible capability of transforming barren terrain into flourishing lush ecosystems. This blog will seek to inspire and educate readers about the incredible potential food forests have. Join us in shining a spotlight on three amazing food forests in North America, Australasia and Europe.
Each food forest demonstrates the transformational power of permaculture and Regenerative agriculture. It also shows us that all of us are able to build vibrant ecosystems that are harmoniously integrated with nature.
The Moroccan utopia, situated close to Inraren in the Inraren region, is an impressive instance of the long-term benefits of food forests for sustaining communities for generations, and also increasing the diversity of. It covers 65 acres. long-standing food tree is thought to date back that go to hundreds of years ago. The captivating ecosystem has not been documented, which adds a sense of mystery about its genesis.
Also known as “The Edible Woodland Garden,” This is an amazing example of a healthy edible forest that is situated in a moister and cooler area. The project has been under development since 2013 and a size of 20x30m, the food forest is part of the Findhorn Hinterland Trust woodland conservation project. The larger network of biodynamic farms provides food for the kitchens of the Foundation and more than 100 households within the community.
New Zealand, Australasia.
Robert as well as Robyn Guyton have established the food forests on their land in Riverton in the New Zealand’s South Island. The forest is comprised of a range of edible plants, such as fruits trees, nuts as well as perennial veggies, the gardens encourage sustainable land use and engagement with the community. In the video below, Robert walks us through the breathtaking landscape.
United States, North America.
Jonathan Bates and Eric Toensmeier own a one-tenth of an acre back yard located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which transformed into a thriving food forest. Their flourishing garden is a testament to how you can make use of the limited space to develop an edible ecosystem that is diverse and productive.
If you’re keen to learn more about food forests and are looking to complete our step-by-step guide to build your own, then Earthed’s Food Forests program taught by Manisha Lath Gupta is the perfect choice for you. This course is transformative, and provides all growers, whether novices or experienced, with the skills needed to build biodiverse habitats, rehabilitate soil and grow healthy food sources.