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).
*Fruits *Nuts *Pollen *Wood *Healthy soil
*Medicinal plants *Oxygen *Micro-climates
*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
*Water *Nutrients *Sunlight *Oxygen and Co2
*Pollinators *Protection from pests *Pruning
*Proper spacing of plants *Harvesting
*Canopy *Low tree layer *Shrub Layer *Herbaceous layer
*Root crop *Ground cover *Vertical layer