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Barrier plants.

I've been looking at barrier plants, with the idea of 'fencing' off our future food forest area from kikuyu invasion. Came across Vetiver (…

Started by Nathan Rushton

4 Oct 4, 2015
Reply by Andy

Nitrogen fixing NON invasive plants

Hi all,   Having been exposed to  the world of food forests ( friend has a Geoff Lawton dvd).   I  had a "light bulb" moment  and down this…

Started by John Park

9 Sep 9, 2015
Reply by Nick Rountree

Perennial vegetables

Hi food forest fans, I thought it would be useful if we created a list of perennial vegetables that would be suitable additions to food for…

Started by Wayne Erb

16 Jul 6, 2015
Reply by Anna Robinson

Food Forest maintenance

Hello food foresters, Apart from ‘chop and drop’, mowing or scything pathways, and removing branches/trees to let more light in, I haven’t…

Started by Mariana

3 Jan 7, 2015
Reply by Blockhill

How big? (m2/year/middle_aged_person)

We're looking at turning an area of grass and gum trees into a food forest. Many books say starting too big is a common problem ("design bi…

Started by Charles Finn

2 Nov 30, 2013
Reply by Charles Finn

Food Forests - The Future of Gardening

I'm doing a talk on food forests at the Edible Garden Show this Saturday at 11am , and on Beyond Companion Planting (ie guilds, ie food for…

Started by Jo Duff

0 Oct 21, 2013

What food forests do you know in New Zealand ?

Hello,Kia ora koutou, what food forests (real, not on paper...) do you know in New Zealand ? cheers Andy

Started by Andy

13 Oct 21, 2013
Reply by Jo Duff

Plant precipitation tolerances

A spreadsheet of popular tree and shrub species with there minimum need and maximum tolerance of annual precipitation. http://goo.gl/K81eou

Started by Andy

0 Aug 18, 2013

Food forest discussion evening: Southalnd

Robyn and Robert Guyton, James Samuel, Jon Foote are having a discussion about food forests. Come along and join in starting with a pot lic…

Started by Robyn Guyton

3 Aug 8, 2013
Reply by Robyn Guyton

How to start a food forest

Hi, I'm looking for inspiration and tips on how to start a permaculture food forest on my relatively bare 2200m2 town section.  Has anyone…

Started by Jacob Verbeek

17 Jul 4, 2013
Reply by Laine

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