Food Forest

What is a Food Forest?

A Food Forest is a gardening technique or land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Fruit and nut trees are the upper level, while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials and annuals. Companions or beneficial plants are included to attract insects for natural pest management while some plants are soil amenders providing nitrogen and mulch. Together they create relationships to form a forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance.

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The Buhr Park Food Forest

The Buhr Park Food Forest is a community project for anyone to join, located in Ann Arbor's Buhr Park, right next to Wetmeadow III.

This baby food forest

  • grows food for people

  • mimics nature’s forest system

  • is a fun place to learn & grow [food] together