FOOD FOREST ANALYSIS

FOOD FOREST 

The Khare Food Forest will sit on the eastern end of the property, covering an area of approximately .5 acres.  20% of this space is already covered by well established trees and a driveway, which leaves .4 acres for planting.

*Below is a screen shot of the property which I obtained from a Geographic Information System; the orange square indicates where the food forest will be. (click to enlarge).

PRODUCTS:

*Fruits  *Nuts  *Pollen  *Wood  *Healthy soil  

*Medicinal plants  *Oxygen    *Micro-climates 

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ACTIVITIES/BEHAVIORS:

*Serves as wildlife habitat

*Improves water cycle (by diminishing run-off and increasing water table).

*Provides abundance of food for people and wildlife.

*Provides shade  *Wind Reduction  *Dust collection  *Nutrient transport

*Soil loosening.  *Carbon sequestration

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NEEDS:

*Water  *Nutrients  *Sunlight  *Oxygen and Co2

*Pollinators  *Protection from pests  *Pruning

*Proper spacing of plants  *Harvesting

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INTRINSIC QUALITIES:

*Canopy  *Low tree layer  *Shrub Layer  *Herbaceous layer 

*Root crop  *Ground cover  *Vertical layer 

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