Dierbergs – Ellisville Phone: (636) 394-2254 1322 Clarkson Clayton Center Ellisville, MO 63011
Sun: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Mon: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
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Clovers Natural Foods North Phone: (573) 449-1150 802 Business Loop Columbia, MO 65201
Sun: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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Buying Group of St. Louis DBA City Food Co-op Phone: (314) 865-0567 2639 Cherokee St. (rear) St. Louis, MO 63118
Mon: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
African Naturals Phone: (314) 768-0710 4511 South Kingshighway, Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63109
Sun: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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Health & Community in Missouri
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Your Missouri Food Forest
Your garden can supply an abundance of food – seeds, nuts, fruits and more compromise a “food forest”. A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food-producing plants. It is ideally low-maintenance and produces a wealth of edibles.
Want to eat more organic food? A food forest is a great way to do that.
Permaculture design identifies seven layers in a food forest, from the tallest trees in the canopy continuing down below the soil layer.
There are many varieties of plants that are routinely available in Missouri garden centers, including a few examples below.
The common sunflower requires between 12 and 60 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to MO.
Surviving in temperatures above 52°F, the common sunflower is in the Aster family. It’s scientific name is Helianthus annuus, and it has a Medium drought tolerance.
The common sunflower has a Summer bloom period. Propogated by Seed, the fruit/seed period of the common sunflower lasts from Summer to Fall.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Missouri, you might not have the best growing conditions in your specific area.
Talking to your local garden supplier is a great way to learn more about the plants, shrubs and ground species that will be the perfect fit for your new food forest.
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