Greatest Grains on Earth Phone: (563) 323-7521 1600 Harrison St Davenport, IA 52803
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Gateway Market Phone: (515) 243-1754 2002 Woodland Ave Des Moines, IA 50312
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Everybody's Inc Phone: (641) 472-5199 501 N 2nd St Fairfield, IA 52556
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Campbell's West Phone: (515) 331-1390 2749 100th St Des Moines, IA 50322
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Big Creek Market Phone: (319) 895-8393 100 1st St W Mount Vernon, IA 52314
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Health & Community in Iowa
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Grow a Food Forest in Iowa
A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food producing plant species. Implemented properly, a food forest is a low maintenance garden that combines trees, shrubs and ground plants to produce useful and edible food like fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs.
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 Iowa food forest. All of these plants are routinely available in areas where they thrive.
The common selfheal is propogated by Seed. With a bloom period in Mid Summer, the fruit/seed period begins in Summer and ends in Fall.
The common selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) is in the Mint family. It’s drought tolerance is Medium and requires a minimum temperature of -38°F.
The common selfheal is Native to IA. It requires precipitation between 16 and 55 inches of rain annually.
While a plant species may generally thrive and fruit in Iowa, 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!
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