The survival food forest
The best thing about a survival food forest is that it needn’t be a lot of work.
A food forest is a bit of effort up front to find and plant the different varieties, maybe some fertilising, weeding and mulching along the way, and if it get’s really dry, maybe a bit of watering. No daily, weekly or monthly chores and certainly no back-breaking chores like digging or starting new gardens from scratch every season.
Survival plants are mostly very forgiving and will still reward you when you neglect them. If you can get them established in your garden, you’ll probably have them forever. If you can learn to eat them, you’ll have free, high quality food forever. It’s a pretty good deal.
Another great thing about a survival food forest is that it is a great place to hang out and relax. An awesome place to be at dawn or dusk perhaps picking your next meal. A place to wander around picking at leaves or berries as you go. A place to meditate or enjoy a relaxing cup of tea.
If you really want to survive well in a time of crisis, why not form a “friendship” with your garden now – get to know the individual plants, how to use them and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle. Always be on the lookout to bring some new ones in, get to know them too. Learn to propogate them, and share them around with your friends and neighbours. Anywhere you’ve got persistent weeds, replace them with survival plants and save yourself some weeding.
Then, if you and your family were ever thrown into a survival situation, you’d have the food aspect already covered from day 1. Maybe not all your food requirements, but enough to keep you alive and thriving for a long time.
My eBook and members area details over 40 survival plants for you to try and provides you with some simple gardening tips to help get your survival garden established.