Agroecology

What is it? A scientific field focused on practices that are sustainable alternatives to mainstream industrial agriculture. Rather than solely focusing on production efficiency and financial profit it is a more holistic approach that takes into consideration social and cultural factors as well as an ecosystem approach to agricultural and…

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Multi- Layered and Faceted

I’m going to go out on a limb here and try to make an analogy that I hope will help you see food forests the way I do. Food forests, particularly community food forests, are like a passion flower. There are layers that build upon each other, with multiple components…

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Welcome to the Site!

Welcome to the first blog post of communityfoodforests.com! Let me tell you, in a nutshell, who I am and why I think it is important to create this website. I am a researcher, artist, instructor, student, outdoor enthusiast (more so in warm weather!), dog owner, gardener and lifetime learner among…

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