Food Security

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

Unripe mulberry fruit may be hallucinogenic
Mulberries are incredibly delicious, however, the fruit are easily damaged so you rarely see them available in stores.  The trees are drought tolerant and require little fertilizer.  They are prolific growers sprouting new trees from cuttings easily.  There are many different varieties and colors that grow in most climates including varieties that […]

Mulberry, Everbearing and Shangri La – Food Forest Permaculture

Chaya Spinach Tree, antidiabetic, antimutagenic, antioxidant Free food security
I’ll admit that I was at first very reluctant to order the Chaya Spinach Tree.  In fact, I never ordered it — it came as a “bonus” plant.  I’m glad I planted it and gave it a chance because this is probably one of the most amazing plants out of […]

Chaya Spinach Tree – 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