As promised, here is a video tour of The Great South Florida Food Forest Project:
It’s interesting to see how various escaped ornamental plants and weeds have taken over the ground cover layer in this system. Mother-in-law tongue, ferns, wandering Jew, etc. They made their way in and found a niche. Since they’re doing good work keeping the ground moist and fertile, why not? Nature finds a way.
I really like the way Dad edged out this little patch of food forest with landscape logs and block. He never could stand anarchy and had a way of pulling order from disorder.
And speaking of that – wow – the soil! Years of chop-and-drop have transformed sand into rich earth.
I’ll have more footage from South Florida tomorrow.