Edible Forest Gardening:. Embodying wisdom, knowledge, and practice of the ‘eco’. [email protected] What is an edible forest garden? . “An edible forest garden is a perennial polyculture of multipurpose plants” (Jacke 2005)
 Lindsey, Rebecca, ‘Looking for Lawns’ http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Lawn/lawn2.html, 8-11-05.
In Indonesia 7% of labor inputs can account for 44% of the carbohydrate and 32% of the protein needs of the diet. In Hawaii a small home garden can provide 100% of the necessary vitamin A and C and 18% of the protein for a family of five. Cooper, P.J.M., Leakey, R.R.B., Rao, M.R. and Reynolds, L. 1996. ‘Agroforestry and the mitigation of land degredation in the humid and sub humid tropics of Africa.’ Experimental Agriculture 32: 235-290.
“All trees are multipurpose - but some are more multipurpose than others.”
ART Forest garden soil analyses interrelating ‘organism’
23% clay, 40% silt, 37% sand.
Heavy cropping fruits (chestnuts, plums, blackberries, apples, apricots, hazels, medlars, mulberries, peaches, pears), bamboos, and heavily cropped perennials will require extra nitrogen – 6-10 g/m2 of N per year.
Willows interrelating ‘organism’
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings”Masanobu Fukuoka, The One Straw Revolution
Action/Implementation but the cultivation and perfection of human beings”
High diverse yields
Self maintenance/minimum cost
Existing site conditions
Desired ecosystem components
Sustainable water demand
Self renewing fertility