Are Food Forests Mainstreaming

Two weeks ago, as I prepared for presenting our Waiheke Food Forest project to the Local Board, I learnt of three new Food Forest projects. Four days later I received a persistant phone call - on the third ring I finally answered it, and glad I did. A polite and well spoken man was wanting to know if I was using, because if not he wanted it. I suggested we meet, and over a … [Read more...]

What is a food forest

Imagine a forest where each element has been carefully planned so that it offers food, medicines and fibre. Imagine choosing every plant - from roots, to ground cover, herbs, shrubs, trees, big canopy trees and vines - so that each was of benefit to the other, thus creating a stable eco-system while providing many of our human needs. So you might have yam, kumura, potato in the underground … [Read more...]