Food forestry and forest gardening
The story of designing and establishing a temperate climate food forest in rural North Canterbury, New Zealand.
Using permaculture principals to work with and mimic nature, we are are guiding natural processes and directing the outcome with human intent. By selecting practical plants that serve multiple functions we build diversity in all layers of the biological system.
The general approach is to guide natural processes towards a productive ecosystem. By introducing human knowledge and planning we can encourage and accelerate the growth and development leading to beautiful, abundant and nutritious habitats.