Edible Forest Gardens

Edible Forest Gardens

Thought some might find this an interesting alternative. I just returned from a workshop this evening on it.


Edible Forest Gardens.com is dedicated to offering inspiring and practical information on the vision, ecology, design, and stewardship of perennial polycultures of multipurpose plants in small-scale settings. We intend this website to grow into an information and networking resource for newcomers, amateurs, students, and serious practitioners and researchers alike.

Forest gardening is an idea whose time has come. We can consciously apply the principles of ecology to the design of home scale gardens that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function, but grow food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizer, "farmaceuticals," and fun. Indeed, we must begin learning to apply ecological principles to the design of our food production systems now—we are rapidly approaching or are already at the peak of planetary oil production, and the world of energy descent is upon us. This sea change in our culture will require that we learn to live within our energetic means and begin to rebuild ecosystems that support human and humane lives without diminishing the ability of the ecosystem to support our children and grandchildren.

While this global problem is huge, most of the solutions available to us are local, personal, empowering, and potentially enlivening, enlightening, and fun. Edible forest gardening is one of these solutions, and we now have the resources at hand to transform our own yards and gardens into productive paradises. This website and the book Edible Forest Gardens that you can buy here are intended to put in your hands the most sophisticated and down-to-earth information available to maximize your success as a forest gardener.

http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/
Living Rooms?

Living Rooms?

another i.d please..

another i.d please..

Plant Identification Needed

Plant Identification Needed

Picture post!

Picture post!

Snake Emergency!

Snake Emergency!

My room

My room