Kia ora koutou,
what food forests (real, not on paper...) do you know in New Zealand ?
We started our food forest at Kahikatea Farm just south of Hastings in 2008 by putting in some swales and planting them up with fruit trees and tagasaste. I'll get back in touch with you after the Edible Garden Show this weekend with more details but i'm flat out in our nursery at the moment.
Doing talks on food forests and 'beyond companion planting' (ie guilds) at the show this weekend if anyone's local and want to come along!