Just like plants in a natural forest, a Food Forest is a low-maintenance, organic and sustainable method of growing food based on woodland ecosystems.  It incorporates fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables planted in an intermixed succession of layers.  This design is a more economical way of producing food in terms of inputs of time and utilization of space.

More resources about Food Forests:


7 Food Forests in 7 Minutes with Geoff Lawtom

Martin Crawford’s Food Forest

Diagram by Graham Burnett