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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 New Brunswick, here are some examples of routinely available plants available at a garden center near you.
Native to NB, the northern mountain ash is common in food forests. It grows in areas with a minimum of 16 inches of annual rainfall.
A member of the Rose family, the common name for Sorbus decora is northern mountain ash. Requiring a minimum temperature of -50°F, it has a Low tolerance of drought.
Propogated by Seed, the northern mountain ash enjoys a bloom period in Early Summer. the fruit/seed period runs from Fall to Fall.
You may live in a micro-climate or area of New Brunswick 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!