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Edible Forest Garden

10 acres, 1/2 acre spring-fed trout pond. Mostly wooded and shaded- partial shade with some open areas. I plan on slowly establishing a low maintenance forest garden with edible perennials including fruit and not trees, berries, and edible greens and tubers

Containing 38 plants, Dr_Dave's Edible Forest garden is an outdoor garden located in oconomowoc, United States.

This is a Backyard garden in a Partial Sun position and is located in USDA Hardiness Zone 5a.




I’m very much into the forest garden idea, myself. I’ll be interested to follow how your garden develops.

Posted on 14 May 09 (over 10 years ago)

I’m very interested in this. The back of our property has a small forest area the width of our lot and maybe 15’ deep (although I doubt anyone would care if i took advantage of the 10’ beyond that!). Visions of cleaning out the invasive plants and some of the dead items (excluding those housing nesting grounds) lead me to consider moving native trillium, bluebells, and sweet woodruff in. Now your plans make me want to blend the ideas! Natural woodland like edibles amid the native woodland wildflowers, so exciting!
Keep up the excellent work and progress!

Posted on 14 May 09 (over 10 years ago)

There’s a 2-volume set called “Edible Forest Gardens” by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmier which is for all intents and purposes a textbook on how to set up a forest garden. It can be a little longwinded but if you’ve got any interest, it really gets you excited to get something like this started. It’s amazing what you can fit into a really little little space and how little maintanence is necessary once it gets established. Another really classic book is “Gaia’s Garden”. I’m slowly going to be adding pics as things progress, but of course, this will take years to really get going.

Posted on 15 May 09 (over 10 years ago)

I’ve got a signed copy…

Posted on 16 May 09 (over 10 years ago)

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