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Food Forest Essentials

Food Forest Essentials

Regular price $49.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $49.00 USD
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Our 'Food Forest Essentials' packages are the perfect way to get started on your journey to grow a thriving, self-sustaining food forest at which ever scale you need. This package includes a video consultation with one of our plant experts, who will get to know your site and interests and help you choose the perfect mix of bare root trees and other plants to create a biodiverse ecosystem that meets your needs.

Our selection of bare root trees includes a variety of fruit and nut trees, including pawpaw, persimmon, elderberry, hickory, chestnut, and more. In addition to the trees, we'll also include a selection of other plants or seeds that are essential for initiating a food forest ecosystem.

With our 'Food Forest Essentials' packages, you'll have everything you need to get started on your journey to grow a sustainable, self-sufficient food forest. 

The Starter Guild is great for someone looking to get started with a portion of their yard. Examples would be us pulling together a guild of plants for a fruit producing hedgerow or maybe a guild for a wet area on the property. We can expand or contract the footprint depending on your interests and situation. This is typically in the range of 8-12 trees/shrubs/canes plus seeds.  For transparency, with this $89 price point, I am aiming for $100 value of plants + $10 value of seeds + the consultation time to tailor this to you.

The Consult Only option is to get the same intro consult if you don't need plants this time around. We can do a video call of up to 1 hr and screen share to review resources, mapping, plant choices etc.

The Going-For-It Guild is for someone who wants a greater abundance of trees and plants producing on their property. We can pull together multiple small guilds or a large integrated planting. This is typically in the range of 20-30 trees/shrubs/canes plus seeds.  For transparency, with this $224 price point, I am aiming for $250 value of plants + $25 value of seeds + the consultation time to tailor this to you.

The Miyawaki Method is for someone who wants install a pocket forest using the Miyawaki Method of Rapid Afforestation. Using techniques outlined here, a dense and biodiverse forest of any size can be planted to grow at up to 10x the rate of traditional plantings. I am going through this process on my property now & have capacity for one other person to share in this for Spring of 2023. If you are interested in this level of commitment, book a free consult here to discuss. As listed on the site, this would be in the range of 100 trees/shrubs/canes plus seeds (and at the Miyawaki recommended spacing this would require 300 square feet of land).  This item is roughly 4x the offering of the Going-For-It-Guild.

There are amazing tree allies that can provide valuable food, medicine, and ecosystem services on your property, and our goal is to help you succeed in your planting journey. Once you checkout, we will collect some basic info about your site and get a time scheduled to meet. Trees and plant materials will ship in March 2023. Because there are limited quantities of some species remaining, the sooner you order, the more variety of plants will be available to you.

Shipping or Pickup Info

You will receive an email when plants begin shipping. This will be once they go dormant for the winter in early November. Local pickup orders will also receive an email with the potential pickup dates when we get closer because this depends on the weather.

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