DUPLICATION OF SEATTLE’S FOOD FOREST IN ALL THE DRYLANDS (Take Part / Willem Van Cotthem)

IS DUPLICATION OF SEATTLE’S FOOD FOREST IN ALL THE DRYLANDS POSSIBLE ?

Yes, if we plant the right species of trees, vegetables, herbs, all the edible plants … all adapted to the local environmental conditions.

One should consider that this permaculture-based project is feasible in all the drylands : agroforestry with edible plants (trees, vegetables, herbs) to alleviate child malnutrition in desertified areas. Let’s do it, let’s start at all the continents and see if we make progress in the combat of hunger. “Don’t give them food for a couple of days, but teach them how to grow a sustainable food forest !”

http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/02/21/its-not-fairytale-seattle-build-nations-first-food-forest

“The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild. Not only is this forest Seattle’s first large-scale permaculture project, but it’s also believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.”

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In my garden in Belgium : Hazelnuts, walnuts, apples, peaches, raspberries, blueberries; ... Every region can be planted with its own edible plants for the permanent benefit of the local people. (Photo WVC)

In my garden in Belgium : Hazelnuts, walnuts, apples, peaches, raspberries, blueberries; … Every region can be planted with its own edible plants for the permanent benefit of the local people. (Photo WVC)

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About Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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