Trees and Tree Crops: What fruit trees can you grow in your garden?
Delicious, drought-tolerant, easy to grow…what’s not to love? by Heather Jo Flores I can’t stop eating them. There’s a fig tree at the place where I am staying and I can’t seem to keep them out of my mouth! It’s a huge tree, maybe 50 years old, sprawling across the low wood fence and dropping down into the neighbors’ yard. They don’t mind. Every October, both houses get more figs than they know what to do with, just from the one tree. It’s a Black Spanish, and it’s famous among fig aficionados as being one of most prolific, cold-hardy and easy…
Am I done with choosing struggle? What would it be like to navigate the unknown with play? This is the story of how a tree showed me a way.
Written by Doug Crouch Imagine that tree, that one tree when you were young that you connected with. Maybe you climbed it, maybe you picked its delicious fruit, maybe you held its enormous leaves when they fell in the autumn. Imagine it, give yourself back to that moment and time to realize the great importance that…
As part of the full design for Jordan Rubin's Heal the Planet Farm in Koshkonong, MO, we will be creating a demonstration food forest.
By Heather Jo Flores Most basic pruning, especially on young trees that haven’t been previously damaged or badly pruned, can be done by anyone with some basic information Should I Stay or Should I Go? The main reason for fruit tree pruning is to increase air circulation, which protects against insect infestation and disease. An air-congested tree will also stop fruiting, so it generally makes sense to remove anything that is growing toward the center for a better flow. But before you start hacking branches, try this simple system for figuring out what to cut and why. Follow the Leaders…
Our 80 Favorite Plants It is not necessary or even helpful to make permaculture plant designs complicated. When it comes to designing different planting systems we inevitably come up with many of the same plants, project after project. This is no surprise as there are certain species that most p
If you live in an area that gets frost in winter, there’s still a wide choice of suitable fruit trees. Best fruit trees to grow in Victoria
Researchers have now established that if you want a healthy brain and more resiliency to stress, living near a forest is one of the best moves you can make.
Martin Crawford, pioneering forest gardener, introduces us to his beautiful Forest Garden full of food, fibres and medicinal plants in South Devon.Centred around a key interview with Martin, the film uses drone shots for never seen before vantage points of his garden.What once stood as a flat field in 1994, is today a multi layered, ecosystem of trees, shrubs and ground covers, producing fruits, nuts, and medicinal products. Forest Gardening is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants mimicking the structure of a natural forest.