Tag Archives forForest gardening

Building Ecosystems as a Side-Effect of Growing Food

Building Ecosystems as a Side Effect of Growing Food

About a 5 minute read

Strongly interrelated and networked elements in a vegetable garden, an orchard, a community, or any other living system, are healthier and happier than isolated fragments of life subsisting alone and unmoored.

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Rungi – Rainforest Floor Vegetable

Rungi - Rainforest Floor Vegetable

About a 3 minute read

A vegetable from the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea, rungi is an attractive, edible, nutritious year-round ground cover for the tropics and semi-tropics that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.

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Sweet Violet – Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

Sweet Violet - Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

A 3-4 minute read

There is a little plant I've been on the look-out for, and I'm delighted to have finally found her. 

Please allow me to introduce you to Sweet Violet (Viola odorata), a delicate, beautiful little ground-covering plant with a super-long list of nutritive, medicinal, and sense-pleasing attributes.

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Will this Type of Agriculture Feed Your Grandchildren?

​Will this Type of Agriculture ​Feed Your Grandchildren?

An Introduction to Syntropic Farming

​5 minute read | ​Also published at PermacultureNews.org

​How ​can you tell if a system of agriculture is capable of feeding your grandchildren?

​All regenerative agriculture systems​—that is, ways of growing food and other products that are truly sustainable​—have one thing in common: ​they ​place at least as much importance on ecosystem regeneration as ​on ​producing a harvest, because they recognize that without an ecosystem to support food growing, there cannot be healthy food.​

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