14 Jun '17, 1pm

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

A food forest is exactly what it sounds like: a forest full of plants that grow food like eggplants, lemons, pomegranates and strawberries. At least, those were the fruits growing in a food forest I visited in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, where community organizer Nimrod Hochberg is helping to turn part of a city park into a place to grow food. “Parks need a lot of maintenance,” Hochberg pointed out as we walked around eggplant shrubs and lemon trees. “Food forests are sustainable.” Unlike gardens, food forests don’t require as much upkeep. They use permaculture principles to grow vegetables and fruits that don’t need to be replanted season after season. The idea is to turn a bunch of edible plants into a self-regulating forest. You can learn more about the Kidron Food Forest in the video above: Reducing agricultral problems Organizers of the Tel Aviv food forest want to ...

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