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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 British Columbia, here are some examples of routinely available plants available at a garden center near you.
Propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed, the Russian olive enjoys a bloom period in Early Summer. the fruit/seed period runs from Summer to Fall.
Introduced to BC, the Russian olive is common in food forests. It grows in areas with a minimum of 12 inches of annual rainfall.
A member of the Oleaster family, the common name for Elaeagnus angustifolia is Russian olive. Requiring a minimum temperature of -38°F, it has a High tolerance of drought.
You may live in a micro-climate or area of British Columbia 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!