Our Black Cherry Kit: 

  • Black Cherry Tree (pictured, with bird), 3 gallon
  • Black Locust, 1 gallon 
  • Pawpaw (2), 1 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), 1 quart


Our Black Walnut Kit:


  • Black Walnut (pictured), 3 gallon
  • Black Locust, 1 gallon
  • Pawpaw (2), 1 gallon
  • Persimmon (2), 1 gallon
  • Downy Serviceberry, 3 gallon
  • Hazelnut, 3 gallon
  • Elderberry, 3 gallon 
  • Wild Mint, 1 gallon 
  • Common Blue Violet (5), 1 quart

To Build a Food Forest

  • 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.  (If you go with Black Walnut, keep your root layer away from the drip line and avoid blueberry and aronia.)  Black Locust fixes nitrogen and improves soil structure and health

    2. Understory: Persimmon, Pawpaw 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.