Imagine walking through a lush forest – a perfectly balanced ecosystem – that you created. Now take that dream and make all the plants in that forest edible, providing produce year-round. Seems too good to be true? With food forests, it’s not far-fetched.
Here are some of the benefits of food forests.
The first few years require some input from you, but once established, a food forest will continue to provide produce year after year with little to
no maintenance needed.
Over time, some gardening practices
can degrade garden
soil. Forests restore the health of the soil and maintain it so the plants stay healthy too.
Small Space, Big Yield
The layered structure of food forests allows you to grow far more produce with a greater biodiversity in a smaller space when compared to regular vegetable gardens.
Good for the Environment
Food forests are stable systems that don’t require any extra products or practices that could potentially harm or alter the local environment to sustain themselves. They also massively increase
the biodiversity of your garden, providing a shelter
for essential wildlife.
Who doesn’t want a forest in their own backyard? This environment provides endless beauty with more to look at than you can take in with once glance.
Food forests aid physical and mental health, through the delicious fruits and vegetables they provide, and the calming, restoring character they add to your garden.
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