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A sustainable, self replicating, perennial dominated garden.Showing the progression of the forest from a dominantly annual system, to a perennial based system.


Jonathan Voyce says:

I love your melons! Such great results.

Susie Que says:

In talking to several gardeners who use wood chips, they indicate they always have a huge problem with grubs. Prior to using the wood chip method, no grubs. How do you work around this concern??

Susie Que says:

After viewing several of your videos, I noticed you don't trellis your tomatoes. It also appears you don't prune them. Can you please explain in detail how you work with your tomatoes please>

Natural Farming Corvallis Oregon says:

Cherry trees, apple trees, plum trees, … will be attacked by deer. Grapes will be destroyed by deer and rabbits.Moles will kill a lot of your plants by digging tunnels close to the roots of your plants. Voles will eat your green vegges. Gophers will eat all you root plants. I am practicing natural farming and these are the real problem that I am facing everyday. Slugs will destroy your brassicca family of vegetables, including kale, collard, daikon, bok choy, … It is not that simple.


During the summers here where I live their is an infestation of grasshoppers, so it seems that it would be very difficult to garden by your method. I'm gardening in rows and plan to make row covers to keep such critters out. On the other hand, I am making a separate herb garden with fruit trees and I should experiment with creating a food forest there. It's very inspiring to see what you are doing, and because of that I have resubscribed to your channel. This next winter don't be such a stranger .

Mr Ocean says:

Do you think a food forest is possible through raised garden beds? I am a veteran with a disability and the constant up and down and bending over that gardening requires, really takes a toll on my body. I have been trying to come up with ways to make my gardening easier for me and I just recently bought a new house so I have a blank convas to work with and I want to make it work for me.

Align with Plants says:

the end was cute

Align with Plants says:

wow! Beautiful season! 🙂 Its pure abundance!

Oma's Thoughts says:

Loved the tree cucumber! We are prepping for the new fall garden now. We really didn't get much this summer other than peppers beans and sweet potato. We will keep at it until the soil comes alive. Another 18 yards of mulch. Oh my!


Looking really, really good James.  I am thinking once the trees get huge and produce a lot of shade, you probably won't get as much sun loving plants that give you food. Right now your first layer of your food forest (ground layer) is getting enough sun.  That is going to change with time. What are your plans then?  Am I wrong? Thank you for sharing.

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