Started my food forest less than 2 years ago. I started with fruit, nut, medicine, indigenous, nitro-fixing trees and random herbs and left them growing while I went off to learn more. My goal is to have a totally self sustaining system little forest (it’s about ¼ an acre) that I can live off entirely.
Then I did swales and a water catchment pond. Did some sheet mulching on the areas that I would like to be herb and crop gardens and I'm mapping out where I want to build structures. Trying to decide between pit latrine system and composting toilet.
Haven't finished tree planting, so I'm planning out guilds so that I don’t only have fruits to eat...having problems thinking up perennial veg/ legume type plants to incorporate into guilds. So far, only got pigeon peas, asparagus and wild indigenous greens. Researching into edible flowers. Not having much luck with grains here except maybe oats.
Have done boundaries and fencing with nettle, leucanea, moringa, acacias, comfrey and other nitro fixers to use for fertilizing.