Perhaps I’m getting a bit sentimental, but I’ve been spending some time wandering about randomly and taking photos of the food forest over the last week.
My real estate agent came over yesterday and we’re going to be listing our place for $135,000 in a week and a half. It’s a great price – and it’s even better when you consider the incredible range of plants and trees on the property.
Here are a bunch more pictures from around the yard:
I’ve interplanted both native and non-native pollinator plants for the butterflies and hummingbirds, tossed in a wide range of nitrogen fixers, placed yams wherever they can climb and packed in a baffling array of edible, medicinal or simply beautiful plants.
Now I’m praying for a plant-lover to come along and continue my work. Our real estate agent said she’d never seen a yard like this before in her 17 years of selling homes.
I told her that there were others here and there… and more every day.
“In a few years,” I said, “I bet you’ll be seeing a lot more homes with forest gardens.”
Keep on planting, folks – it takes a little time but the long-term beauty is hard to match… and the variety and quantity of food is out of this world.