Brenda Groth wrote:
One question, is there a danger that if you bring in thigs that have not normally grown in your area that some items could become invasive and upset the natural progressions in the area?
Like the Kudzu problems in the South?
kirk dillon wrote: I don't have a farm yet, but at 53 I know that my eventual food forest is going to eventually be taken over by someone else. If that someone else doesn't know what is invasive or how to take care of it. it could be a real problem for that person and others in the future. In New Zealand, a few possums released accidentally have turned into millions and are destroying native species that have never had to deal with predators before. We need to keep in mind that the plants you introduce will probably be there long after you are gone. If someone buys your farm and doesn't take care of it, a slightly bothersome plant could become extremely invasive and spread to other properties. I don't know what the "answer" is, I'm just advising responsible caution, for the long run....