Started in late May 2021, our food forest is being created in a 7000 square foot area in the field down behind our house.
We’ve been vegetable gardeners for many years starting plants each Spring from seeds in our greenhouse. We continue growing throughout the growing season in our greenhouse and various garden beds in our backyard. Over the years, plants we have grown include many varieties of tomatoes, lettuces, spinaches, garlics, onions, scallions peppers, eggplants, melons, squashes, corns, asparagus, herbs, cabbages, Brussel sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, and a few others I have probably left off this list.
In late 2020, while surfing gardening channels on YouTube, we came across The Gardening Channel With James Prigioni. James’ videos chronicle the food forest he started in his New Jersey backyard about 8 years ago. Becoming more familiar with James’ videos and reading more about food forests, we decided to start our own, and so we set off on this road in May of 2021 with pretty much a blank slate in the field behind our house.
This website serves as our “journal” as we build our food forest. If you are considering starting your own food forest, or just have an interest in food forests, and decide to explore our website further, we hope you find it interesting and helpful.
To read more about the piece of land we are building our food forest on, start with the blog post Our Land.