Aloha!

Welcome to Aloha Farms food forest

 

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With hopes for abundance and peace on our small planet Earth, we welcome you with Aloha!

Roots Grow Fruits by Joe Ceraso

 

We hope you will enjoy exploring this site, and that it will inspire you to enjoy creating your own food forest – wherever you are on planet Earth!

What is a food forest?

Imagine a forest of tall trees, shorter trees, bushes, vines, and creeping ground covers, all growing successfully together.  Now imagine that every plant you see in the forest is growing delicious satisfying nourishing food that you can reach out and pick. That’s a food forest.

 

Why a forest instead of crops in rows?

You don’t need to plow, fertilize, water, or apply pesticides to get a forest to grow.  It sustains itself, supports  a huge array of plant and animal life, cleans the air, and stimulates water to fall from the clouds.

The various species that live in a forest keep each others’ populations healthy and in balance.  

The floor of the forest receives a constant supply of dropped leaves and branches from the trees and plants above. The mulch soon decomposes and feeds the soil-dwellers, whose waste feeds the plants, and on it goes and a powerful regenerative cycle.

Forests are perfect examples of how nature grows every kind of thriving tree and plant by its own power. 

Nature can grow forests all by itself.   Let’s strive to imitate nature when we grow plants by combining agriculture with forestry!!!

Food forests require no plowing, tilling or chemicals to sustain them, and they use relatively little water.

Still they grow thriving plants.  Why, because a food forest grows in harmony with the forces of nature.

Here are 9 reasons to enjoy growing a food forest:

 

Grow food that is juicy and delicious, super-nutritious, and eat it freshly picked or use it in cooking and many other ways

Choose and grow your favorite fruits, nuts, veggies, and seeds

Have great fun working in the garden, getting good exercise

Be still and observe nature around you, as you take a walk in the forest

Create a healthy patch of earth which becomes a healthy home for many creatures great and small to enjoy life

Experience great abundance – Plant 1 seed and get 1000 more seeds in return

Feed yourself and have extra to freely share with others

Earn extra income from selling the food to a thankful community

Have garden parties to celebrate

We hope the earth will grow more peaceful and healthy when people all over the planet join together in growing food forests. 

 

This video shows how we began our food forest journey.


 

Please feel free to explore this site, where you will find ideas to help you create your own successful food forest, and links to other sites that are very helpful.  We hope that you, your family, and your friends will create food forests of your own – no matter how large or small –for your family’s health and for the health of our shared planet Earth.

 

 

Planting Original Orchard December 2011

December 2011 – Planting original orchard during rainy season in a field full of mowed weeds.

 

Orchard now, almost 5 years later September 2016

September 2016 – fruits, nuts, veggies, herbs growing.  Soil covered in wood chips from trees. No weeds 🙂

We learned so much from these two films:  

We highly recommend you watch these films if you are interested in learning more!

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BacktoEdenFilm.com

 

 

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Feel free to check out the rest of the site for more about food forest growing!

Love, World Peace and Aloha!