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This is ideal to increase the amount of organic food in your diet.
An element of permaculture design, the food forest includes seven layers from the canopy down through the rhizosphere.
In Alberta, here are some examples of routinely available plants available at a garden center near you.
A member of the Honeysuckle family, the common name for Viburnum edule is squashberry. Requiring a minimum temperature of -62°F, it has a Low tolerance of drought.
Native to AB, the squashberry is common in food forests. It grows in areas with a minimum of 8 inches of annual rainfall.
Propogated by Container, Cuttings, Seed, Sprigs, the squashberry enjoys a bloom period in Late Spring. the fruit/seed period runs from Summer to Fall.
You may live in a micro-climate or area of Alberta where some species don’t thrive or fruit.
Be sure to consult your neighborhood garden supply store and read more online to find the plants, shrubs and ground cover that work for your food forest.
Want to be featured on our site? Submit a photo of your food forest and tell us what you’re growing!