A food forest is a gardening technique or land management system, which mimics a woodland ecosystem by substituting edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Fruit and nut trees make up the upper level, while berry shrubs, edible perennials and annuals make up the lower levels. This type of sustainable homestead combines aspects of native habitat rehabilitation with edible forest gardening.
Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Canopy Fruit & Nut Trees
Some great native species in North America can be planted in your food forest. Try wild plum, persimmon, paw paw, pecan, hazelnut (filbert), and red mulberry.