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Food forest Down Under - Spring 12 Update - Response to:Is Anyone Out There Actually, Really, Truly

 
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Hey everyone!

I just read the forum topic, "Is Anyone Out There Actually, Really, Truly Doing This? I Mean, Really?" and thought what the?

Of course people are out there doing this stuff on both large and small scales.

I'm on acreage Down Under in a cool temperate mountainous environment and over the past 7 years have been growing a food forest of 300 fruit trees, herb beds, berry beds, raised vegetable beds, chooks and hugelkultur experiments. There's even self seeded fruit trees which are starting to show about all over the forest.

This is not a financial thing, it's a food thing.

Given it is a cool temperate environment, it is possibly more relevant to people in cooler parts of the Northern hemisphere than a lot of the tropical and sub-tropical food forests you see up North in Australia (no disrespect to those people, it's just a different climate this far South at elevation). Bill Mollison's farm is even further South again than my location, although it may be colder here because of the elevation above sea level.

I also submit updates and articles to the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.

You can check out the videos at:

http://permaculturenews.org/2012/10/15/fernglade-farm-mid-spring-october-2012-update-australia/

and

http://permaculturenews.org/2012/09/14/fernglade-farm-%E2%80%93-early-spring-september-2012-update/

Remember though that it is Spring here Down Under! Feel free to drop any comments or questions and I hope you enjoy the videos.

Regards all.

Chris
 
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Looks wonderful, love the Wombat.

 
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300 trees or 300 species of tree? The list just went on and on and on. I was very impressed.
 
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