foodforest Photos & Videos

2 hours ago

Red berries. I just put the last ones in my morning smoothie. Red berries grow in almost all circumstances: sun or shade. The only drawback can be the birds, who are also crazy about the berries. By coincidence I discovered that when you let the weeds around the bush rise high until the berries are ripe, even the birds do not find them. When it's time to harvest, cut everything short, use the clippings as mulch under the bush and everyone is happy (except the birds 😁) . . . . #foodforest #inthegarden #abundance #redcurrants #ribesrubrum #berries #summerfruits #harvest #permaculture #workingwithnature #ediblecrops #lavieenrose #mylifeinfrance #kitchengarden #homegrown #permaculturegarden #growfoodnotlawns #backtoedengarden #summerharvest #frontyardgarden #petitjoys #frenchcountryside #eatlocal #locavore #lifeandthyme #thewaywelifeinthecountry #morningslikethese

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3 hours ago

Mother Nature is the best teacher when it comes to knowing how to grow our own food. With billions of years of life experience behind her, one of her most incredible creations must be the humble forest floor. Carpeted with an array of wonderful organic material including water retaining moss, rotting leaves and mushrooms, the soil is rich, fertile, moist and weed free🥦This is the model I have started following in my own garden. I am in no way an expert, but what I'm doing is working🥦I no longer dig. Digging damages the integrity of the soil, killing micro organisms and other beneficial creatures including worms. I throw my compostible waste directly on the soil, on top of which I place a minimum of 10 sheets of newspaper which I wet (you can use a sheet of cardboard) and on top of that I put grass cuttings, leaves, small twigs and the like. This way there are no weeds and the soil is protected and fed as everything starts to rot🥦The secret to a healthy garden is to keep creating soil just like a forest. When you want to plant something, just simply wet the layers and open up a hole with a trowel. I also mix all the plants together, nothing is in neat rows. I haven't used any feed or pest killer and my plants look happy🌳 Just allow nature to lead the way. It's as simple as that. If you have only a small space, you can use hanging baskets and pots hung from wall brackets. Use your imagination😀This form of permaculture, allowing nature to do her thing is called Goddess Permaculture. Colette O'Neill has transformed 3 acres of monoculture desert in Ireland into a forest paradise, all on her own. Find her at bealtainecottage.com and YT. She has inspired me greatly🌳🌲🌳 #monoculture #permaculture #organicgardening #bealtainecottagegoddessgardens #bealtainecottage #gaia #mothernature #mothernatureknowsbest #foodforest #forestgarden #paganlife #theoldways #traditionallife #garden #gardening

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4 hours ago

The hospitality is heart warming. While my mom took a break, we went for a hike to take in some of the glorious countryside, meanwhile learning more about beekeepers and vegetable growers. #HowToLiveWithTheLand ************************ #Ulrika #TrainingCenter #PersonalGrowth #Cultivating #SocialCohesion #Permaculture #FoodForest #Strawbale #Paja #Regionomy #CircularEconomy #BlueEconomy #Sustainable #GrowingWithThePowerOfConnection #Local #Expedition #Sea #Mountains #CulturalHeritage #Colunga #Asturias #ParaisoNatural , Spain #RealizingYourDreams one step at a time www.ulrika.eu

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4 hours ago

Integrating animal systems into your property and design is like entering into a sacred covenant with Nature. You are entering into a partnership, for better...or for worse...so you need to consider deeply the living elements with which you intend on sharing. There will be many considerations for this, like what type of needs will these life systems have and how well will you be able to meet them? When it comes to organizing your daily tasks, life systems take priority in any landscape, so how much attention do you feel you have to give? You can’t decide one moment that it just isn’t your day, there are sentient forms out there that may need you. So your design has to factor in how independent you wish these systems to be. How are they to be nourished day to day in return for their service to you? In return themselves, when properly managed, cared for, honored...animal systems will actually make your food production better. If growing your own high quality food, they can save you money, time and effort. They will have inputs though that you must meet, but with proper design and integration you can supply much of this need from your own systems. So don’t overextend them. Yet animal systems produce outputs too, and it is for this reason that one would integrate them, so you need to be aware of what those outputs are. Many of these outputs are recycled back into your other systems or enjoyed directly by you. There is a feedback loop being honored here, just as it occurs in the natural world. You will have increased fertility in your soils, and increased abundance in your crops. Your food will be more nutritious...your land will thrive. You will experience greater connection to Life and Nature. Perhaps greater joy and abundance. This covenant isn’t to be taken lightly however...it is not to be taken for granted. Respect Nature...respect life always. #respectnature #honorlife #integratedanimalsystems #harvestwater #buildsoil #regrowforest #foodforest #growyourownfood #poisonfree #zaytunafarm #permacultureresearchinstitute #peaceandfreedomonearth

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5 hours ago

I get a lot of us and downs in my #pnw #permaculture #foodforest , this is some of them. You can see my overgrown grass that I chop and drop, but clearly haven't, deer damage on young trees, and some bountiful fruit that is nearing harvest. I was getting pretty dejected about the deer destroying so many things but I had a walk around and I have treasures hidden everywhere that has me excited again!

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5 hours ago

We started our initial observations for a new garden we will be building in the coming months. Special thanks to Fergus Webster who made a very generous donation of to our polyculture project campaign that will facilitate the building of our new garden. Fergus has named the new garden Eudamonia in keeping with our classical Greek theme of garden names. This is the plot highlighted on google earth. The plot is 1013m2 (1/4 acre) on a mild south facing slope, very well protected from the prevailing winds to NE and NW and can be irrigated via gravity from the river approx 1 km away and has good access. #permaculture #permaculturegarden #permaculturedesign #foodforest #forestgarden #ecology Www.thepolycultureproject.com

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9 hours ago

Showing off the new arbor my handy hubby made 😍 feeling more like spring here, everything’s got new growth and flowering. It’s been such a lovely day soaking up the sun. 🌞

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10 hours ago

Barbados/Acerola Cherry - Little fella from @tropicamango

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10 hours ago

It's Mango season! There are over 500 different varieties of Mangos- and probably far more unknown/unrecorded- so we can't say these are the best mangos in the world, but they look pretty good! they're also organic so if you're one of those people who just bites right into the skin no need to worry about what they've been sprayed with 📷 @pibification

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10 hours ago

🌱🙏🌿My partner is one of the coolest people I know. Who else will spend their free time (after work!) tilling and shoveling wonky soil in order to build a food forest garden?! Lucky duck here.🤘🥕🤘 #foodforest #eastnashville #gardenparty #plantmedicine

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12 hours ago

It's very cold outside. With a strong wind. I need to go outside and harvest manure and work the soil. Spring is getting closer. I need to finish moving soil to the berry orchard too. I've done three new rows and have planted strawberries in those rows. The last two rows will be for extra blueberries. I've taken 6 blueberry cuttings from our existing stock and their buds are swelling in the greenhouse. It's raining so I will first order seed raising mix then, I'll order a few more seeds from either EDEN Seeds or Diggers and when the rain stops I'll brave outside. But also the Air BnB has been keeping me very engaged with constant new visitors. Many of the guests are really interested in the permaculture principles we have used and showing them around our property has been a valuable exercise. This loaf was baked last week. #sharinglife #sharingknowledge #ourhome #ourplace #slowly #growingfood #vegetables #vegetablegarden #organicgarden #foodgarden #foodforest #harvest #bread #baking #sourdough #goodlife #naturalleavan

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12 hours ago

Good morning! Seeing the gorgeous jonquils making their appearance throughout the garden makes me smile. They are by far one of my favourite flowers and they are also a reminder that spring is just around the corner. I'm already suffering from #mondayitis today and I haven't even left the house for work yet! The hardest part of my day is always the early morning after I feed the chooks and dog - because I have to come back inside and leave the garden 😭 with the wedding now only 6 days away it feels like this week is going to be a blur of last minute plans and preparation... #jonquils #daffodils #mygarden #instagarden #organicgardening #frontyard #figandpeppergarden #suburbanfarm #farmlife #organic #foodforest #farmher #myhappyplace #gardeningaustralia #bulbs #springisjustaroundthecorner #seasons #flowers #fragrantgarden #moodymondays

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13 hours ago

The Sea Grape tree is salt tolerant and loves the sandy soil here in Zone 10 & 11 #davie #daviefl #ftlauderdale #hollywoodfl #hollywoodflorida #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdalebeach #fortlauderdalebeach The grape does not have a lot of "meat" on it because the seed is large however has a great taste (almost like Muscadine grapes) and makes great jams/jellies and wine. Harvest is usually between August and October and the grapes should NOT be green. When ripe, they turn a deep purple redish color. The tree can be made into a privacy shrub, bush or even a large tree for your #permaculture #urbanforest #foodforests #edibleforest #backyard #urbanfruittrees #foodforest #plantamerica Be #selfsustainable #selfreliance and a #prepper

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14 hours ago

Picked some monster Anderson mango just in time for #nationalmangoday . Some of these are nearly 4 pounds! We can’t really be totally #selfsufficient on our little urban block of land so we often make up the difference by foraging fruit and coconuts in out local area. This haul will be mostly stored and makeup a big chunk of our winter fruit. Anderson, a probable seedling of Sandersha, are tart and lemony when eaten early. When more ripe they are sweet and lemony with a little fiber. I find them very refreshing. #mango #mangos #urbanfarming #homesteading #permaculture #permculturedesign #tropicalfruit #tropicalgarden #miami #miamifruit #permaculturehomestead #permaculturegarden #selfreliance #growyourown #fullcircle #fullcirclefarming #foodforest #ethicallifestyle #ethicalliving #regenerativelifestyle #slowliving #neopeasant #giveashit

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14 hours ago

Curry Leaf jungle. Adding these little leaves to our curry and rice tonight. What are you cooking for Sunday dinner?

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14 hours ago

I asked Sol if he thought it was a bit hot today, this was his response

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14 hours ago

I found this western skink? Lizard the other day. I was hesitant to bring it home... but kale has been begging me for a lizard, so at least this one is native. I’m hoping to incorporate it into my food forest. Kale has gotten to experience many types of life in a “natural” habitat I created. I may get some criticism for this, but to those I ask; what worse things could I be doing? I believe it’s important to do what works for you. If you are taking away from an ecosystem, just make sure to give back. I spend my days creating lush and abundant ecosystems, full of life and diversity. Considering I don’t believe in caging animals, this is the best I know. #permaculture #lizard #pet #friend #nature #ecosystem #foodforest #blessed #reptile #myboy #kalescritters

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14 hours ago

It’s always a good day to when you get your hands on some of nature’s candy 👅🍓

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15 hours ago

I love these random finds on Bush walks. Nature is so beautiful, every time we go on one of these adventures we are guaranteed to learn/find/I.D something new! 🌲🌴🌿🌾☘️

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15 hours ago

Best lines we've ever grown. Citrus trees are heavy feeders but here on the farm we can do much of the feeding using composted donkey manure. The hens 🐤🐓🐦 are employed to turn the compost and add their own little extra. Our citrus trees were once on their own in what we called the citrus grove. Now they are part of the main structure of our food forest. It's our favourite part of the farm and we're so happy 😀😀 we can share it with other families when they visit. 🍋 🍏 #limes #marmalade #foodforest #growfood

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16 hours ago

While we had a lazy sunday Mr Beetle did some geological research. Under the old appletree he found remainders of the ancient 'briquetterie'. He digged up some pieces of old bricks and then called it a day by laying his big labrador belly in the hole he created ... Now I know why our pasture is so steep. Wonder how many more bricks are burried under the soil ? . . . . #labrador #mrbeetle #livethelittlethings #livemoremagic #littlestoriesofmylife #verilymoment #dogphotography #doitfortheprocess #theverydayproject #thewayweliveinthecountry #visualstorytelling #foodforest #permaculturegarden #permaculture #agroecology #backyardgarden #livingoftheland #frenchcountryside #outdoorliving #barebones #myseasonalstory #folkscenery #maison #searchwandercollect #archeology #oldbricks #briquetterie

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16 hours ago

Plants are not meant to be grown in perfect little rows with one or two types of crops planted together. They are meant to grow together with a variety of crops to help improve biodiversity, the soil life, and overall plant health. Let's stop trying to fight against or change Mother Nature and start mimicking her practices. #biodiversity #permaculture #notill #nodig #organic #regenerative #nongmo #saynotogmo #ediblelandscape #forestgarden #foodforest #biomimicry #regenerativeagriculture #era #eragardens #evolutionaryregenerativeagriculture

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17 hours ago

⛏Une équipe de choc a remis d'aplomb une bonne partie du jardin aujourd'hui. 🔨Les Ninja du jour se nomment Nicolatelo, Marjolatelo et Françoisetelo. Merci à eux pour leur efficacité et bonne humeur! 📆Nous en profitons pour rappeler que samedi août c'est la journée des bénévoles au jardin! Qui seront les nouveaux courageux Ninja? Vous peut être ! On compte sur vous! #unefiguedanslepoirier #foodforest #foretcomestible #permaculture #girmontvaldajol #journeedesbenevoles

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17 hours ago

Food Forest 🌳 design with a mandala-shaped veggie garden, encircled by fruit + nut trees and berry bushes planted on water-catchment berms. Just imagine what it’ll feel like to stroll into this landscape on a summer afternoon...

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18 hours ago

We had a great time plastering this building with natural earthen clay rich soil dug right from the property. Earthen plaster is an amazing low tech way to produce beautiful finishes without the use of high energy concrete plaster. Much more fun to use and no toxicity at all. A big thanks to @simple_construct for leading the effort and showing us the tricks of the trade! Thank you everyone who came out to help and share stories over wood fired pizza. .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #permaculture #pdc #permaculturedesign #permacultureplants #naturalpatterns #soilfoodweb #foodforest #ediblelandscaping #waterharvesting #naturalbuilding #appropriatetechnology #ecovillage #community #rightlivelihood #greenjobs #keyline #beyondorganic #sustainableliving #sustainable #carbonfarming #sandiego #valleycenter #garden #gardening #organic

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18 hours ago

I want her to find fascination with rainfall, and a sense of wonder every time she sees a newly budding fruit. I want her to ask why certain plants grow tall and others cover the ground. I want her to look up at the trees long enough to see the variety in their leaves....I want my daughter to love nature...not to worship nature, not to esteem nature as something worthy of praise...but to love it, because of the God who created it for her.⠀ -⠀ -⠀ I will always teach her to respect nature, to learn from nature and to love nature, but I will forever remind her to worship the Creator...not the creation. ⠀ -⠀ -⠀ Do you see the difference? I’d love to hear your thoughts! ⠀ -⠀ #strawberry #creator #worshipGod #onetrueGod #letnatureteachyou

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