Good Earth Market Phone: (406) 259-2622 3024 2nd Ave N Billings, MT 59101
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Community Food Co-op (MT) Phone: (406) 922-2667 44 E Main Bozeman, MT 59715
Sun: 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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Bonanza Health Foods Phone: (406) 252-4923 923 Grand Ave Billings, MT 59102
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Grow a Food Forest in Montana
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 Montana food forest. All of these plants are routinely available in areas where they thrive.
The field mustard is propogated by Seed. With a bloom period in Late Spring, the fruit/seed period begins in Summer and ends in Summer.
The field mustard is Introduced to MT. It requires precipitation between 35 and 55 inches of rain annually.
The field mustard (Brassica rapa) is in the Mustard family. It’s drought tolerance is Low and requires a minimum temperature of -13°F.
While a plant species may generally thrive and fruit in Montana, 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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