Because no one asked for it, here’s a look at my front yard food forest:
NOTE: I made that weird music, then inexplicably put it in in this video.
A few things that need to happen in my food forest:
1. More nitrogen fixers.
2. Lots of soil loosening. I’m thinking broadfork, then scattering seed.
3. More organic matter. Gotta get a tree service to dump tons of mulch.
4. More flowers. Just because I like flowers.
Overall, it’s coming along pretty well. By next year I’ll probably not be able to see the road from my house. A couple of years after that and we’ll be eating so many fruit we’ll need insulin drips.
I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having with my yard. Every day… every week… every month… every year… the system gets better and better. There are more beneficial insects, more flowers, more butterflies, more fruit and more beauty.
It’s a wonderful blessing to take a piece of burnt-out lawn and turn into Eden. You ought to try it.