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Health and Community info
This is a great way to eat more organic food in your daily life.
A food forest is a permaculture design element consisting of seven layers from the canopy and shrubs on down past the soil layer.
Following are some options for your Alberta food forest. All of these plants are routinely available in areas where they thrive.
The Pacific willow is Native to AB. It requires precipitation between 16 and 24 inches of rain annually.
The Pacific willow is propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed, Sprigs. With a bloom period in Spring, the fruit/seed period begins in Spring and ends in Summer.
The Pacific willow (Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra) is in the Willow family. It’s drought tolerance is Low and requires a minimum temperature of -30°F.
While a plant species may generally thrive and fruit in Alberta, you may be in a climate that isn’t optimal.
Consult your local garden supplier or continue researching in order to find plants, shrubs and ground cover that match your specific hardiness zone, rainfall and direct sun.
We hope you enjoy creating your food forest! Submit a picture and your garden could be featured on this site!