What are food forests?

What are food forests? by A Public Affair, WORT, April 10, 2023

A food forest is a diverse planting of edible plants that attempts to mimic the ecosystems and patterns found in nature. By planting in a way that mimic a natural forest where the pants grow together vertically. The idea is to create a resilient, reliable, self-sustaining, and regionally-appropriate garden.

Joining us to talk about food forests, tree planting, and land stewarding are Brad Lancaster from Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters in Tucson, AZ and Emily Steinwehe from Wisconsin Food Forests in Madison.