What's wrong with the food forest concept?

Organic gardener Julian Blackhirst questions the ‘bare foot, lazy gardener’ idea.

What's wrong with the food forest concept?

Permaculture’s food forest idea

The concept of a food forest has become a popular, almost mythical, approach to growing food. Rooted in permaculture, the idea is to emulate the natural structure of a forest. Taller fruit, nut or timber species provide the canopy layer of the ‘forest’.

In the understory section, smaller fr...

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