So you’ve decided that you’re tired of buying overpriced and tasteless produce at the grocery store. Well, have no fear, backyard food forests are here! That’s right, you can turn your once boring lawn into a thriving food-producing area, and all it takes is a little elbow grease and a lot of cardboard.
But what is a backyard food forest, you ask? It’s essentially a mini-farm in your own backyard, filled with fruit trees, berry bushes, and vegetable gardens, all working together to create a sustainable ecosystem. Think of it as the grocery store’s worst nightmare.
Take Robin Greenfield for example, he transformed his lawn into a food forest, and now he never has to step foot in a grocery store again (or so he claims). He has everything he needs right in her own backyard, from apples to zucchini, and he’s never been happier.
Now, let’s talk about creating your own backyard food forest without breaking the bank. The first step is to get rid of that pesky grass. Don’t worry, you don’t have to dig it all up, just cover it with cardboard and mulch. Voila, you now have a blank canvas ready for planting. And the best part, it didn’t cost you a dime!
So, what should you plant in your new food forest? The options are endless, but why not start with some basic vegetable plants like tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. Then, add in some berry bushes like strawberries or raspberries. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, plant a few fruit trees like apples or peaches.
But wait, there’s more! Not only will you be eating fresh and delicious produce, but you’ll also be helping the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. And, if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even share your surplus produce with your neighbors. They’ll be so impressed with your green thumb, they’ll be begging you to teach them your ways.
I am going to be going month by month explaining what I am doing to continue my food forest and I would love for you to join me!!
In conclusion, turning your lawn into a food-producing haven is a great way to save money, eat fresh and delicious produce, and help the environment. Its super easy and fun! I would encourage anyone to start! So, grab your cardboard and mulch, and let’s get to work!
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