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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 D.C., here are some examples of routinely available plants available at a garden center near you.
A member of the Mulberry family, the common name for Morus rubra is red mulberry. Requiring a minimum temperature of -33°F, it has a Medium tolerance of drought.
Propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed, the red mulberry enjoys a bloom period in Early Spring. the fruit/seed period runs from Spring to Summer.
Native to DC, the red mulberry is common in food forests. It grows in areas with a minimum of 35 inches of annual rainfall.
You may live in a micro-climate or area of D.C. 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!
Grains To Avoid
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