Layers of a Permaculture Food Forest Part 5: Climbing Plants

Layers of a Permaculture Food Forest Part 5: Climbing Plants

There’s a bit of an odd-one-out among the seven layers of the permaculture food forest garden – a group that doesn’t fit into any one particular compartment of the garden quite so neatly… Like all plants, climbing plants start their…

Layers of a Food Forest: Permaculture Shrubs [Part 3]

Layers of a Food Forest: Permaculture Shrubs [Part 3]

So far, in our exploration of the different layers of the permaculture food forest garden, we have covered the underground and herbaceous layers that comprise the smaller plants of the ecosystem. Today, we’ll look at permaculture shrubs we can grow in…

The Root Layer of a Food Forest (Layer 1 of the 7 Layers)

The Root Layer of a Food Forest (Layer 1 of the 7 Layers)

One of the defining features of forest gardens and food forests is how they utilize space to maximum efficiency by growing crops in several “layers” – just as you’d see in natural woodland. These layers can be roughly divided up…