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A food forest contributes to a diet with more organic options.
Permaculture design embraces food forests which have horizontal layers such as the canopy and a vertical layer such as vines.
You might find the following plants in a Iowa food forest. These are all routinely available through many garden suppliers.
In areas with an annual rainfall of between 16 and 80 inches, you might find the pin cherry, which is Native to IA.
Known as having a Low drought tolerance, the pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) is in the Rose family. It requires a minimum temperature of -38°F.
The fruit/seed period of the pin cherry runs from Summer to Summer. It si propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed and has a bloom period in Mid Spring.
Not every plant species listed as a food forest candidate in Iowa will thrive in your specific climate or area.
Take a weekend trip to your local garden supply store and learn more about which plants, shrubs and ground cover will be a great fit for your food forest.
We want to hear from you! Show us your awesome food forest by submitting a photo and we may feature your paradise!
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