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Fri Nov 21, 2014, 12:55 AM

Food forests

There are a lot of videos out there about food forests, but I think this one is still the best.


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starroute Nov 2014 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #1
mopinko Jan 2015 #3
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jan 2015 #4
GreatGazoo Jan 2015 #2
Kaleva Apr 2017 #5

Response to starroute (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 08:18 AM

1. Every tree I've planted on my property to replace trees taken down

(or that have died) has been a fruit tree. And while I admit I've put in some ornamental bushes, I also added a raspberry cane patch and a bush cherry. I want every growing thing to be useful to supporting the wildlife and humans. I'm kind of excited that Seed Savers is starting to sell heritage apple species, although admittedly, the selection is rather slim so far. I've got a spot that would be great for a third apple, but I don't want the bland, generic varieties you can buy in most stores, chosen for attractiveness and shelf life, but rather for flavour.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:32 PM

3. what kind of apple are you looking for?

i was looking at those apples in seed savers catalogue. i am gonna ask an orchard owner that i know what he thinks, but wonder if there is one you have your eye on.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:51 PM

4. I was thinking maybe the Roter Stettiner.

That one dates from Germany in the late 1500s, which appeals to my sense of whimsy, as well as seeming like a bit of a tribute to my father, who was a German teacher for decades, and might not be around much longer. I know he plans to be cremated, and have his ashes 'split up' among his survivors to do with as they see fit. He might like the idea of being 'planted' with an apple tree.

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Response to starroute (Original post)

Wed Jan 7, 2015, 09:49 AM

2. apparently there is no HOA in that neighborhood

seriously, a very cool and productive garden. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to starroute (Original post)

Tue Apr 18, 2017, 02:48 AM

5. Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way

https://archive.org/details/EstablishingAFoodForestThePermacultureWay

Establishing a Food Forest with Jack Spirko

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