CUSTOM FOOD FOREST DESIGN
WE INSPIRE & EMPOWER FAMILIES TO GROW FOOD, NOT LAWNS!
Food Forest Abundance Designs & Installs Edible Landscapes also known as Food Forests. We work with you from design to installation of your food-producing Edible Landscape
We also love to work with institutions including schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, parks & recreation, homeowners associations, restaurants, and many others…
We chose plants that thrive in your location, especially native plants that are well-suited to your specific conditions.
Generally, we recognize seven layers of a forest garden – the overstory, the understory, the shrub layer, the herbaceous layer, the root layer, the ground cover layer, and the vine layer. Some also like to recognize the mycelial layer, layer eight (mushrooms).
Using these layers, we can fit more plants in an area without causing failure due to competition. This mix of perennials, trees, and shrubs require minimal input while producing generous and diverse harvests
We make growing your own food easy, fun, and productive. Perfect for suburban yards, balcony gardens, retirement villages, community gardens, and small urban properties.
As certified Permaculture Designers, we specialize in eco-smart designs that stack functions
All pricing is estimated. Because we install Edible Landscapes all over the United States the cost of materials can change depending on your location.
Our Food Forest Blueprint will include zones 1 and 2 for the standard suburban backyard. We also offer custom large scale designs
Whatever size Food Forest Design you are looking for, we can help!
Whether you have a .25 acre lot, a moderate-sized yard, or multiple acres, our team of designers will work with you to design a comprehensive Food Forest Blueprint… each design is custom and unique to each property.
Your custom Food Forest Blueprint will contain detailed instructions on how to best care for and maintain your Food Forest for maximum success, maximum yields, and maximum viability for decades to come.
Ten Reasons to Turn Your Lawn Into A Food-Producing Edible Landscape for Year to Come…
🍒 Convenience – It is EASY! Perennials (fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, etc.) take less maintenance than lawns. You do not have to become a “farmer” (in the traditional sense) to grow a lot of food. Think of a cherry or apple tree… These trees will provide hundreds of fruits per year with almost no effort. Now, instead of 1 or 2 fruit trees, imagine 10 in a suburban yard, all different species. Now, add to that perennial roots and tubers, like ginger, turmeric, sweet potatoes, add grapevines and 3 types of berry bushes, add medicinals like elderberry and lavender, herbs like rosemary and thyme… The list goes on and on!
🍈 ROI… The average return on investment blows away any other market sector! Let's take a peach tree for example. A healthy peach tree will produce 150 lbs of peaches per year… $3 lbs x 150 = $450. Well over 100% $ROI annually once mature, and that's just $ ROI!
🍇 FOOD SECURITY… The food supply chains are failing. Most of our food comes from 1,500 miles away, is handled by 6 to 7 people, and requires 4 to 5 vehicles. Unsustainable!
🍓 TASTE… Ripe fruits = much better taste and more nutrition.
🍌 ANXIETY and STRESS… are more prevalent now than ever. Gardening is found to be as effective as prayer/meditation for helping with these ailments
🍊 REVERSE DEFORESTATION… When we transition 20 to 50% of our lawns into Food forests, we reverse deforestation.
🌱 REVERSE MASS EXTINCTION… As we transition our lawns into foodscapes, the industrial monocrops farms will go back to nature
🍍 SOIL… We are currently destroying our topsoil at a rate of 10 to 40 x the rate of replenishment, “we only have 2 generations of soil left.” If this were the only stat, would it not be enough?
🍑 Disease and DIS-EASE… This is because of the poisons we consume. No more poisons!
🥑 FREEDOM… All paths to lasting freedom (from everything from tyranny to cancer) must include a decentralized. regenerative and local food supply.
If those 10 reasons are not enough…Imagine walking out the door of your home and gathering all the food your family needs for the day! Imagine all of the birds, and butterflies, and nature at its finest right outside your home.
Food Forest Abundance will deliver a comprehensive Food Forest Design Blueprint prepared for a DIY enthusiast to follow along with and install on their own, or, Food Forest Abundance will be happy to make an introduction to one of our Food Forest Abundance Network installers.
Your Comprehensive Food Forest Blueprint will contain:
The best perennial fruit trees
The best nut trees
The best berry trees
The best seeds and plants
The best nitrogen fixers
The best pollinator attractors
The best soil amendments and nutrients