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What have you found to be most helpful in getting folks interested in creating forest gardens?

 
Ernest Rando
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Location: Fredericktown, Ohio
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Greetings, love your forest garden book. I bought it when I took my PDC with Midwest Permaculture and it is usually the first book that I go to when contemplating designs. I really love the charts in the back and the easy to use index!! Not to mention it is full of great information. So my question is more of a Social Permaculture question but I would basically just like to know what has been most helpful in getting folks interested in creating forest gardens. Specially community forest gardens. I live in the Midwest and most of the forests were replaced by corn and soybeans so people just don't have a connection with forests anymore and seem to have little to no interest.

Any comments or experiences you can share would be greatly appreciated, from other folks as well.
 
Jennifer Smith
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I also have found people resistant to change. The food forest sounds like another crazy idea to some. I am no expert, far from it, but I lead by example and sing the praises of how productive, beautiful, and low maintance they are, or will be, in my case. Someday when I can show them my little piece of paradise I think the proof will be in the puddin
 
Brenda Groth
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in my opinion, be an example is the best way to show people what you believe..esp with the forest gardens
 
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