Heather Ward wrote:Hi Rick, delighted that you're here! We will all look forward to your input.
sue shannon wrote:Loved your book got me started on my Forest Garden so a big thank you from me
Laura Johnson wrote:I keep playing with a food forest, but it looks like a garden with trees. Not hidden. Doing something wrong.
Kevin Feinstein wrote:How do you keep the wildlife from consuming your secret food garden?
Rick Austin wrote:Hot pepper flakes and onions/garlic will keep rodents out and away from your trees... I even make a spray [...]
George Hayduke wrote:You mentioned in your book that a food forest is five times more productive than conventional agriculture. Do you grow enough food in your food forest to feed yourself?
Lisa Allen wrote:Oh, I have heard about your book Rick - good stuff! Thank you for being here!
Heather Ward wrote:Rick, is there anything that you grow in your food forest that's intended to feed livestock rather than yourself? Over the last few years I've incorporated patches of alfalfa intended for my chickens and goat, and I coppice some small Siberian elms for the goat, but am very curious about other possibilities.
Alex Veidel wrote:This sounds like a fantastic book!
Xisca Nicolas wrote:That is super great!
What I do not understand: why secret and camouflaged? What do you mean?
And what is your climate?
Nicole Alderman wrote:I just wanted to thank you, Rick, for stopping by and imparting your knowledge about forest gardens. I very much appreciate your help!