The Sustainable America Blog just recently posted an article on “Food Forests“, and I have to say, I love the idea!!
The idea of a Food Forest to create an agricultural environment that would hopefully be self-sustaining. The plants would be perennials and provide food year after year. A great mixture between community and personal gardening, but without too much human intervening or labor.
There has been a very similar movement called Food Not Lawns, for your personal yard. Instead of growing grass or flowers, you plant vegetables, herbs, fruit, and more. To read about what families are doing in Kansas, check out this article: Yards gone wild are producing wholesome food.