Food forestis a gardening technique or land management system which mirrors and works with woodland ecosystems by incorporating trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals that produce human food.
Food Forestry, otherwise known as agroforestry, embodies a perspective and land-stewardship practices inherent to indigenous cultures around the world.
In this food forest, fruit and nut trees make up an upper level while smaller trees, berry shrubs, edible perennials herbs and annuals make up lower levels similar to a woodland edge and the ecology of secondary forest succession. This creates a living system with numerous benefits including:
Abundance of food and medicinal yields
Increased tree canopy
Healthy and stable soils
Runoff reduction and rainwater infiltration
Local food security
Community gathering and all ages education
Fair Amount Food Forest is fiscally sponsored by the Experimental Farm Network. EIN 26-2847063