A commercial, drylands food forest


After the US election, my post about what to look for when buying land for permaculture suddenly picked up some traffic. If there is indeed a spike in people wanting to do the back-to-the-land thing, then you’ll need a plan of what to do with your land once you get it.

The Food Forest near Adelaide, Australia, is a rare example of an established, commercial operation that follows permaculture design and forest gardening principles. In this short video, Geoff Lawton pays the farm a visit. From the hundreds of varieties of fruits, nuts and vegetables to the fact that it uses 7 times less water than a comparable commercial fruit orchard, there’s much to like about this inspiring video.


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