20 Urban Food Forests from Around the World

August 11, 2014 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

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The concept of a food forest has its roots in permaculture, a philosophy that advocates for managing agricultural landscapes in harmony with nature. The practice emphasizes perennial, low-maintenance crops that leverage natural nutrient inputs, drainage patterns and climate to achieve a self-sustaining, food-producing ecosystem. A food forest is quite literally a forest that produces food for people (and, most certainly, forest critters) to eat. Nut and fruit-producing trees and shrubs are planted with herbs, vines and ground flora that produce fruits, vegetables, and edible greens and roots. Urban communities are increasingly taking up the practice as a way to put underutilized city land to work and combine urban agriculture goals with goals for open space, recreation, and community development.

HERE’S a quick rundown of 20 urban food forests or related projects. Article by  Nina Misuraca Ignaczak, in Shareable.

 

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Entry filed under: Food, Gardens, Permaculture.

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