• Black Cherry Tree (pictured, with bird), 5 gallon
  • Black Locust, 3 gallon 
  • Elderberry, 3 gallon 
  • Hazelnut Shrub, 3 gallon
  • Downy Serviceberry, 3 gallon 
  • Arrowwood Viburnum, 3 gallon 
  • Blueberry, lowbush, 3 gallon 
  • Blueberry, highbush, 3 gallon 
  • Wild Mint, 1 gallon 
  • Wild Strawberry (5)

 

 

To Build a Food Forest

SKU: FF01-SS
$355.00Price
  • Building a food forest takes thought and planning.  But the payoff can be tremendous: A low-maintenance, all natural and indefinite source of fruits, nuts, herbs and vegetables, not to mention a place of solace and communion.

    A food forest comprises seven layers: the tall canopy, the smaller trees, the shrubs, the herbs, the roots, the groundcover and the vines.

    1. Canopy: Oaks, Black Cherries, Chestnuts and Black Walnuts. Black Locust fixes nitrogen and improves soil structure and health

    2. Understory: Persimmon and Hazelnut. Flowering Dogwood to fix nitrogen 

    3. Shrubs: Serviceberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Viburnum and Aronia

    4. Herbaceous: Mint, rosemary and lavender, and vegetables 

    5. Roots: Carrots and radishes 

    6. Groundcover: Wild strawberry, common blue violet

    7. Vines: Grapes, beans

    Our kits include everything except the root vegetables and vines.