Mom sent me this picture yesterday. That’s she and Dad working in their south Florida food forest.
It’s hard to believe that three years ago this yard was a patch of struggling grass, weeds and sand. In another year, there will be so much food back there it’ll be impossible to eat it all.
You can do this too. My parents weren’t gardeners until recently. Now mom is growing kale and tomatoes and Dad is tending black sapote and acerola cherry trees.
All it takes is a little push. They encouraged me a long time ago… and I got the chance to encourage them back by planting the food forest with Dad and helping Mom work on her vegetable garden.
Tell you what… this system beats the living daylights out of sand. And it’s tastier.