Sahara Forest project – a water challenge

Is a food forest part of the answer to the challenge the people of Qatar face, as their water runs out? At the start of this video, is an image of a daily line up of water trucks, and the statement that this reservoir will last only two more years! This is not a food forest project that we are used to seeing, where trees are planted in soil. This is a research experiment, with a long term … [Read more...]

Why all the fuss about food

Why are people getting excited about food forests? Our presently dominant method of growing food through industrial agriculture is destructive to soil, water, air and people¹. Growing food using large amounts of fossil fuel energy and a system of annual cropping on turned soil, is not resilient in the face of increasing extremes of drought and flood. I could write screeds of information to … [Read more...]

What is a Food Forest – Forest Garden

David Jacke from Edible Forest Gardens, has put together a thorough and eloquent description of the Food Forest concept, covering the what, why, where, how and more. Here's a short excerpt to whet your appetite for the full article. What is Edible Forest Gardening? Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodlandlike patterns that forge mutually … [Read more...]