food forest

Natal Plum, Nom Nom
The Natal Plum, or scientifically, the Carissa Macrocarpa, is a tree common to South Africa where it gets its common name, the Nom Nom (Num Num) Tree, because it is so good to eat.  I have never seen a Natal Plum in a Nursery near me so in order to […]

Natal Plum Carissa Macrocarpa – Food Forest Permaculture

Tamarind, grow your own food forest
Tamarind is a traditional food in many countries, but I myself had never paid much attention to them.  These trees are amazing trees in that they are both fast growing and highly wind resistant.  Usually fast growing trees have weak wood which breaks easily. Pros of Tamarind Trees Fruit can be left […]

Tamarind – Food Forest Permaculture

Pindo Jelly Palm, Food Security, permaculture food forest
The Pindo Jelly Palm is perhaps one of the easiest to manage fruit trees on our land.  In fact, the one time I tried to give it water and fertilizer, it died.  My policy now for my pindo palms is to stick them in the ground and ignore them. Pros of Pindo […]

Pindo Jelly Palm – Food Forest Permaculture

Air Layering Barbados Cherry Tree
The Barbados Cherry Tree is one of the best producers and a fast grower with or without fertilizer and water input. Barbados Cherry Vitamin C Content According to Vitamin C in Barbados cherry Malpighia glabra L. pulp submitted to processing and to different forms of storage, each 100 grams of cherry […]

Barbados Cherry Tree – Food Forest Permaculture

Podocarpus aka Japanese Yew Edible Privacy Hedge
First of all, the priority with a privacy shrub is privacy, therefore, any plant as part of a privacy shrub should not die in a light frost and leave a gaping hole in your shrub.  But, what if we could do better than just privacy?  What if that privacy shrub […]

Grow an Edible Privacy Shrub