The Food Forest

You eat, right? Well, why not eat from your own land? Growing food is easy, especially if you develop a stable food forest that uses the laws of nature to support a permanent edible ecosystem made up primarily of fruit trees and perennial plants that are durable, easy to care for, and well adapted to your climate and soil. A food forest also includes compatible animals, pollinators, water-harvesting systems, and annual food plants, such as broccoli and tomatoes. It's a complex ecosystem that looks great, feeds your family, and is good for the environment. That homegrown food sure is tasty, too! Check out the food-forest info at the Permaculture Institute's Web site (www. permaculture.org/nm/index.php/site/Permaculture-Food-Forest). Refer to Figure A-5 to see what a food-oriented landscape looks like.

Food Forest
Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

Gardening is also a great way to provide healthy food for you and your loved ones. When you buy produce from the store, it just isnt the same as presenting a salad to your family that came exclusively from your garden worked by your own two hands.

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