A food forest is a self-managed climate resilient multi-layered living ecosystem with the purpose of growing food by mimicking local natural forest. These types of forests are designed with seven different layers, as opposed to the 1-2 layer found in a conventional farm. Conventional farming practices have three main challenges: (a) Soil fertility decreases, (b) High labour or energy intensive costs and (c) High water consumption. Due to these three problems, land custodian net income is reduced.
Food forest over a period of time helps regenerate the soil structure of the land.
When everything works in a cyclic arrangement, food forests can become self manageable.
Water consumption comes down drastically with the right set of systems in place in a food forest.
Healthy produce form the food forest provides you with the reqiured nutrition to be healthy.
Forests don’t disappear in drought. Given the diversity one can have in a food forest it becomes climate resilient.
With various produces and inputs coming out of the food forest, makes it and economically viable option.
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