To many of us... the term homegarden just sounds like a "home garden." In the Western world this may evoke lawns, flowers, and perhaps annual vegetables, but as used here it signifies the tropical multistrata tradition-an ancient and highly sophisticated form of agroforestry. ...
...In the permaculture movement they are known as food forests, forest gardens, and edible forest gardens.
David Livingston wrote:An allotment is not the same as a garden . Originally in the UK it referred to an Allotment of land that was supposed to enable a person to grow veg and fruit to feed their family . Ok some folks just grow flowers but most grow just veg but others are in effect what folks here would call a forest garden with a mixture of fruit veg ,bees , chickens , rabbits , pigeons I even know of a case in France where 5 allotment holders pooled resources and had a cow in common as well as fruit and veg ( in France they are called Jardain Familial )
Neil Layton wrote:Judging by the way Toensmeier describes it, the homegarden (one word) would be the tropical equivalent of the temperate food forest. The food forest would be a temperate homegarden.