Top Ten Reasons to Grow Food & Medicine
🍒 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.