Elegant, lovely, generous FOREST GARDENS, FOOD FORESTS…CAN THEY BE DONE KINDLY, AUTONOMOUSLY, PRIVATELY, AND IN SMALL DECISION-MAKING COMMUNITIES, WITHOUT ALL THE NONSENSE OF OVERSEERS STEPPING IN, BECOMING “EXPERTS” AND AIMING TO CONTROL INDIVIDUALS?
One example of a “Forest Garden”in Mother Earth News:
“Now in its fourth season hidden in the mountains of western North Carolina, the Austins’ garden produces more fruit and vegetables than they can eat…
Without manmade materials, Rick has permanently fenced out most intruders with a thick mass of blackberries around the perimeter. Few would-be marauders dare to cross it. Those that might consider the Austins’ pears, tomatoes and grapes just too tempting to pass up, are stopped by an aroma that Rick calls his “liquid fence.”
Rick mixes up a pungent potion of rotten eggs and other undesirables that he pours outside the garden area. For deer, he plants rosemary, one of the loveliest of all culinary herbs. The deer don’t think so. “Deer will literally go around it…”