Did you know?



In the United States, it’s estimated that the food on your plate has travel about 1,500 miles from farm to plate.



Food transportation makes up 19% of global food system greenhouse gas emissions.


Nutrient Loss

According to the University of California study, 15 to 55 % of vitamin C is lost in vegetables within a week after harvest.


A food forest is a diverse, perennial garden that mimics a forest ecosystem and patterns found in nature. Through layers of design, life extends in all directions producing food, medicine, sanctuary, and habitat. Food forests incorporate 7 layers of edible plants including fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, rhizomes, mushrooms, and perennial vegetables.

A food forest is thoughtfully designed to produce
maximum nutrition, beauty and abundance.

Why get a design?

Did you know the most common reason homesteads fail is going in without a plan?
Here are the top 10 reasons why you should get a professional design done.

Buying and placing perennial plants on your property is a big investment of your time and money to begin with, and you often won’t know if you were successful until at least a year or more has passed. Our Designers thoroughly evaluate your property when considering what plants are selected, how they are placed, and how water and people move through the landscape for ongoing growth and abundance.
Did you know the most common reason homesteads fail is going in without a plan? You wouldn’t build a house without a plan, would you? Having a clear plan will help you develop a budget, phase your implementation, and manage your time so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
You don’t have a surplus of Grasshoppers; you have a deficiency of Chickens! You don’t have a drainage problem; you have a water retention opportunity. Permaculture designers are trained to turn limitations into opportunities, creatively using and responding to change and integrating multiple design elements to work together harmoniously.
There is a difference between a tree surviving and THRIVING. Our designs begin with restoring healthy soil as the foundation on which layers of plants are stacked that work together in close proximity, creating ultra-abundant ecosystems. This means we can pack more food into less space, and no yard is too small for us to generate a yield.
Not only will we help you select varieties of edible plants that will flourish in your climate, but we will select “companions” to create communities of plants that are stronger together than they would be alone. Pest & Weed deterrence, Nitrogen Fixation (improving soil fertility), Pollinator Attraction, Habitat, Mulch, and Compost Production are just some of the functions happening in these thoughtfully designed systems.
Your Design is thoughtfully created to eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides; conserve water usage; and be low maintenance. They can also thoughtfully moderate energy usage by being conscious of plant placement in relation to the sun and heat sinks on the property.
Without a Design, it is all too common for homesteaders to become slaves to their livestock, spending considerable time and money to sustain their animals and leaving their land extracted. This is all backwards; it is the livestock that should providing a yield and leaving the land regenerated! Our Homestead Designs ensure you have the right space, water, pasture, fodder, infrastructure, and strategies in place to seamlessly integrate livestock onto your property and into your lifestyle.
Every fruit begins as a flower, and edible plants can be just as beautiful as ornamental ones! Professional designs carefully consider aesthetics to create landscapes that will boost your curb appeal and property value. Plants can be selected for the color of their flower and the time of year they bloom, water features placed thoughtfully, fences and arbors used as trellises for flowering vines, and captivating living-scenes surrounding
Our Design Process includes a minimum of 3 consultations to co-create, explain your design, answer questions, and educate you on its successful implementation…but the journey doesn’t stop there! Your designer can help coordinate the installation or offer DIY support, and we would love to help you continue your journey to be an example for your community to demonstrate living in freedom and abundance!
Don’t have a lot of time to spend in the garden? No problem. Do you love to live outside and want immersive spaces where you can reconnect to nature? Consider it done. Your design is created for your unique goals, lifestyle, and interests in mind so that it enhances your life. We can include juice & smoothie gardens, tea gardens, outdoor kitchens, livestock, children’s sensory gardens & play areas, medicinal gardens, flower (pollinator) gardens, potagers, apiaries, culinary gardens, and more within your design.

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when designing and planning your Food Forest. 

Don’t know where to start?

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Ask our designer specifically about your needs and how a food forest can help.


Since our launch on Earth Day 2021, we have designed food forests for customers in


including resorts in Thailand, large farms in Africa, and single-family residences from Poland to Mexico and all around the United States. Our professional food forest designers can design in any location around the world.

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Maurice Obuya
Maurice Obuya
Creating more food forests brings fresh clean organic food close to your kitchen, provides Transgerational, Transnational, Transitional, Transformational and Regenerative Leadership Transcending all generations, conventional boundaries, colour, race and religions. Food Forest Abundance is providing regenerative leadership through providing high quality, holistic and naturally sound food Forest designs. You can get your plan today and join the global community of Regenerative Agriculture Practice.
Aron Hoffman
Aron Hoffman
Right down my alley! And everyone's here momentarily...
Scott McCabe
Scott McCabe
I have known Jim for a number of years and have always found his passion for permaculture and sustainability to be fascinating and infectious, but until recently I'd never had a chance to see any of FFA's creations in person. I recently had a chance to bring my family by the FFA property outside of Orlando, FL, and what a treat it was to see the manifestation of what, until then, just seemed like a great idea. The FFA team is literally building a sustainable community where fruits, vegetables, and herbs take the place of mere ornamentals, and efficiency is central to the design. Rather than spending hours sculpting your hedges you can spend that time picking a full salad right out of your landscaping. And speaking of hedges, what better hedge against the rising cost of food than being able to pick that food right out of your yard? My four year olds loved walking through the gardens with flowers in one hand and nibbling on snap peas and broccolini with the other, and I can certainly see the value in normalizing more time in nature rather than another hour of Disney+. I love the efficiency gained by turning existing property into something that's healthy and productive, and the FFA team seems to be at the forefront of this concept. Beyond the satisfaction of being able to meet a basic need (food) on your own, the time and cost savings of using existing land for something beyond effort-intensive decoration just makes sense. I love what FFA is doing and I think the concept will truly benefit an increasingly resource constrained world.
Travis Wester
Travis Wester
When I heard about Food Forest Abundance on a podcast, I knew it was the right company with which to collaborate in order to stand out as a service. Food Forest Abundance is striving to restore community through sustainable design & health freedom to our families and the future of the world through physical solutions on the ground, literally!
Laura L Gilson
Laura L Gilson
I heard of Food Forest Abundance on a pod cast and promptly went to the website and put my info in. I heard from them the next day and loved everything I learned. I've gardened for years, but the idea that I could maximize production, reduce water usage and minimize labor was so appealing. I ordered my blueprint and got such great support and service I realized that this was a business idea I could really get behind. In the next three months not only had I installed my own Food Forest and transformed my yard, including a green house, but I had a long list of potential clients interested in creating their own Food Forest. For those serious about self-sufficiency in all areas this is a business whose time has come! The level of support and information for success is amazing.
Timothy Watkins
Timothy Watkins
Such a great vision and much needed energy and attention to our land, food, health, and communities! Great to be part of this movement and excited to see how it grows! Timothy
Kyle P. Len, MBA
Kyle P. Len, MBA
A big thank you and shout out to the entire Food Forest Abundance family including Jim, Ian, Brandon and Austin. Creating this beautiful permaculture space for my family and I to enjoy has been a dream of mine for well over a year now, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to team up with such a passionate and inspiring group of individuals. As a wheelchair user and quadriplegic, mobility and access were two main concerns when it came to design and actually being able to pick and prune what I am growing. Jim and his team flawlessly executed each and every one of my requests well above and beyond my wildest expectations. We are looking forward to using and enjoying all of our new, home-grown fruits and vegetables and sharing with our neighbors, family and friends for many, many years to come!
Katie Stout
Katie Stout
Food Forest Abundance has put together an incredibly talented, passionate, and skillful team to achieve the company's mission: food forests everywhere! They are super responsive and helpful, and their knowledge base is extensive.
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