A commercial, drylands food forest

A commercial drylands food forest photo
Video screen capture Geoff Lawton

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.


A commercial, drylands food forest
Yes, you can make money from a forest garden. Apparently.

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