A food forest is a perennial polyculture of multi-purposed plants designed to not only produce lots of food, but provide many other services including pollination, pest control, fertility, mulch, and much more. This goes way beyond companion planting. Food forests are designed to be highly productive with the least amount of labor. This slideshow will explain how to create a sustainable orchard that is patterned after nature.
This presentation was given by Josh Robinson on April 25, 2012 at the San Diego CRFG chapter meeting. For more info about our chapter and CRFG visit: www.crfgsandiego.org.
Josh Robinson has a strong love of plants, soil, and ecology. It is only natural that he finds himself working to transform conventional landscapes into their full and sustainable potential as abundant gardens of Eden. Josh is certified in permaculture design and has a master’s degree in Ecological Landscape Design. Josh also encourages people to reclaim their own gardens through education. He has taught numerous classes, workshops, and slideshows on permaculture and ecological landscape design including courses through Northern Arizona University, Coconino Community College, Prescott College, and the Ecosa Institute. Josh lives and gardens in San Diego at Higher Elevation Permaculture, an upcoming urban permaculture demonstration site. Please visit: www.EdenOnEarthLandscaping.com and www.sdsustainable.org.