Donated by Amy Sherwood
The Edible Forest Garden serves to replicate ecosystems that exist in a forest. The garden uses plants that produce edible materials in order to service each other. The garden demonstrates the use of permaculture principles to design an intensive food forest on a small scale.
OBJECTIVE: Provide diverse yield of fruits, nuts, berries, greens, as well as wildlife
habitat, Mimic the structure and function of a natural woodlands ecosystem, emphasizing low-maintenance perennial crops, Demonstrate the use of permaculture, a holistic approach based on ecological principles and productive patterns in nature, Design an intensive food forest on a small scale, replicable in a suburban back yard
CURRICULUM CONTENT: Horticulture, Soil Science, Ecology, Permaculture
THE SUBURBAN LANDSCAPE: Food production, Edible landscape