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 big, start small"). Does anyone have any war stories to pass on ("We started with xxxm2 and it was too much / wish we'd been more ambitious")? This is for a middle-aged couple working full time in the city, living on 1Ha in Kirwee (west of Christchurch).
I would say 650 - 700 qm (one complete cluster) is do-able for one man/woman per year.
See my manual http://goo.gl/OkrQH
Thanks Andy. I found your manual very interesting, especially the sections on choosing plants, preparing the ground, and planting.