Forest farming is the most productive form of growing food ever known. It uses the full power of natural ecosystems to grow food forests based on tree crops.
Forest farming and gardening has been used over millions of acres around the world. These forest gardens/farms have fed some the most densely inhabited areas of human populations for centuries. Numerous studies have concluded it is the most productive way to grow food.
Forest farms has developed unique ways to speed up the development of forest farming. These are based on the natural patterns of how a forest grows.
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“Corn, the killer of continents, is one of the worst enemies of the human future!”
so wrote Russell J Smith in 1929.
A Professor of economic geography. His book Tree Crops A permanent agriculture explored the issues around growing field crops on unsuitable soils. He envisioned tree crops being planted on these soils to replace the crops grown there.
- Grain cultures have destroyed land that could have fed billions of people. Most of this grain has gone to feed animals.
- Forest farming stops factory farming by planting food forests for the animals and poultry to live and feed in.
- Forest farms offers many unique ways to help combat climate change.
They reduce the amounts of fossil fuels, chemicals and fertilizers needed to grow food.
By growing food forests based on tree crops the land can be passed on to future generations in a healthier condition.
- High quality foods can be grow from tree crops, and they can be grown on slopes too steep to plow.
Once established, they require very little labor until harvest time.
Tree crops can be much more productive than mere pastures or forests.
Over time, they can actually build new topsoil.
- They typically suffer less from dry spells than field crops.
- Because of their productivity original forest cover can be left untouched and native flora and fauna values encouraged.
The forest farm vision is reasonable, rational, and ecologically far superior to growing crops on tilled fields unsuitable for that purpose. Planting the world’s barren hills with tree crops would be an immense task, creating many jobs, and providing benefits for generations. Why don’t we do it?
- Forest farms advocates a “polyculture” agriculture based on natural eco-systems, with tree crops as the primary method of farming on sloping and hilly land.
The incredible productivity of tree crops and their traditional uses as fodder for pigs, goats, cattle, and poultry makes them perfect for this.
- For they do not need to be replanted constantly, so soil and ecosystem destruction from plowing is greatly reduced.
- Shifting to a no-till agriculture based on trees as a way to avoid soil erosion, nutrient depletion, and weeds.
- Most of the top 10 super foods are forest based plants.
Forest farming course:
You will discover:
The origins of forest farming
Where forest farming is best suited for.
What forest farms offer.
How the healthiest of all foods are grown in the forest farm.
How chickens live and are farmed in the forest farm.
The benefits of chicken forests.
Other poultry that live and are farmed in the forest farm.
The role of pigs in forest farms.
Other animals in the forest farm.
- Crops grown in the forest farm.
It’s easy, informative, and you can opt-out at any time. But we trust you won’t want to, because it’s just too important for all of us and the generations to come.
Forest Farming: The Sensible Sustainable Solution