ECO Farm Food Forest

A solution to bring fresh and healthy produce to communities and individuals who desperately need support to access healthy meals.

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Support ECO Farm's Food Forest and Change our Planet

Our most forward-thinking endeavor to promote sustainability is the ECO Farm Food Forest Project. Although we use best practices to grow our crops through traditional organic annual farming methods, ECO Farm staff is currently in the process converting the majority of the producing fields into a food forest.

Following Mother Nature's Blueprint

"Forest gardening is a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans.” - Wikipedia. In other words, food production, the way mother nature intended. More yields. Less effort. And Better for the Earth..​

Benefits to forest gardening are not only measured in food, but also in creating a brand new  eco-system that will benefit the stability of the land, climate, the species living in the forest and the planet as a whole.

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"If you do nothing to a piece of land...

it will become a forest."

- National Geographic

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Watch our Food Forest Grow!

As we move forward with reestablishing forest land on our Earth, ECO will share stories, images, and videos to allow the world to see the contribution you made to the world.

WTFF?
(Why the Food Forest?)

EXPLAINED

Why is ECO Farm creating a food forest? It's sustainable. It's natural. It serves the planet.

To understand the many benefits to growing a food forest, it is valuable to understand what a food forest is and how it works. Please enjoy the videos below to quickly learn the inner workings of mother nature.

Have about 3 minutes?

Watch National Geographic
A Forest Garden With 500 Edible Plants Could Lead to a Sustainable Future | Short Film Showcase

 

Have about 13 minutes?

Watch Geoff Lawton
The Forested Garden: What is a Food Forest?

Our Plan

In order to convert a majority of our farm into food forest, we need to move forward in phases. The phases will consider the time of growth, understanding the plant species that work in our environment, and cover the sheer area of farm land we are converting, which will total about 3 acres.

Phase 1

The purpose of this project is to establish a visual screen, windbreak, and shade along the 89A corridor. It will provide cover for the pecan trees as they establish themselves, protect the soil from erosion, and mitigate flood damage. Once established, it will provide shade and cover for grazing animals.

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"I see trees
of green..."

ECO Farm's vision to grow over 3 acres of food forest will...  With your support, we can create a Wonderful World.

Want to be a part of the ECO Farm Food Forest Project?

Contact us by calling 928-641-6817 or email info@earthcitizens.org