Forest farming is unique because a huge range of different plants and animals are grown together. No other method of farming has so much diversity, inherit in it’s production system. It operates with supreme flexibility.
It is able to handle a wide range of possible outcomes and conditions. It has the ability to rapidly change it’s production goals to suit the prevailing conditions.
It has real potential to help prevent climate change from becoming a reality.
Forest farming is about growing the highest quality food in the healthiest way possible. This will ensure a healthy future for all life on the earth. A variety of food-producing trees, shrubs and plants form the foundation of this.
Forest farms are specially designed forests full of food bearing and other useful plants.
Whether in the backyard with some chickens and bees in your forest garden. Or on a large farm with a full range of crops and animals. There is place for a food forest wherever trees can be grown.
Huge environmental damage has been caused by the separation of animals and the growing of food crops.
Bringing them back together again under tree crops can help reverse this damage.
Forest animals can assist in growing food forests. Native to forests, animals such as chickens speed up the establishment of trees. They also help maintain the health of the forest farm.
- Forest farms have been proven to be the most productive way to grow food.
- They are based on the natural ecosystem of a forest.
- Forest farms have been used throughout the world for centuries.
- They use multi- layered polycultures.
Tree crops reduce soil erosion and improve soil health through nutrient recycling and improved humus levels.
- Allow animals to self-feed and live in the comfort of an environment that resembles their natural habitat and wildlife to flourish.
- Reduce water pollution.
Offers a rich diet of 100′s of different nuts, berries along with fruits, vegetables and grains which can be grown under the treecrops.
- From which a diverse diet of of wholesome food can be obtained.
- Healthy food is a key foundation to good health.
Forest animals chickens, turkeys and pigs need to live in a forest. It is their natural home.
They will be treated as beings of value and live in a safe and secure environment, free to come and go and explore as they please.
The animals can forage for food – acorns, walnuts, mulberries, fruits and berries and much more.
This unique method of farming has real potential to stop climate change. It can capture more carbon than any other form of farming.