What are Food Forests?

Emerging food forest in Mount Crosby, QLD.

Food forests are a low maintenance garden system. They have the resilience and beauty of a natural system and consist primarily of long lived perennial plants planted in layers from the ground to the tree tops. In this system plants complement each other, provide shelter and minimise weeds and pests.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need acreage to achieve a food forest as these systems happily range in size from a perennial suburban garden to semi-wild large systems.

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