Growing your own ~ Food Forest

Part of the 2012 Experience that I am seeing and feeling is the power to create the reality we desire, to create the life and planet we all so very much deeply yearn for. This gets into sovereignty and goes well beyond sustainability, into regenerative inner and outer healing that creates the paradise we all dream… We need to move beyond the once esteemed view of sustainability and recycling because we as a collective bubble have fallen well and truly off the wagon and there is no point sustaining where we are right now. We need to really push ourselves and eachother to create the health and wealth, abundance and joy, peace and sanctuary we all deserve, living in harmony with all life and eachother..

Permaculture has had it’s day, we need to evolve the basic ideas and principles of Permaculture to incorporate the inner Human Zone 0, our Human Sacred Temple of Living Light and Love.. If your still killing animals to feed yourself your operating at a low vibration, and spreading ripples of pain into the ether’s.. It’s time to Grow your own Food Forest my friends, to Occupy some land and grow an ecosystem that provides food, habitat and prolific life, and there is no better way to achieve this than going Raw..

When we consume Raw Organic, Whole, Natural, Fresh, Local, Seasonal plants and herbs we encourage life, we ingest life, we become super healthy and vital, super conscious and compassionate to all living beings.. There are many Raw diets out there and certain ones may suit you better than others depending on where you live.. I really resonate with the 80/10/10 lifestyle, it’s basically a fruitarian diet that includes 80% Carbs min, 10% Protein, and 10% Fat, from Raw Whole foods, mostly fruit. This lifestyle integrates everything I am referring to regarding the next level of Permaculture when we actively move towards creating our very own Food Forests.

Food Forests are the epitome of living Temples, “picture yourself in a forest where almost everything around you is food. Mature and maturing fruit and nut trees form an open canopy. If you look carefully, you can see fruits swelling on many branches—pears, apples, persimmons, pecans, and chestnuts. Shrubs fill the gaps in the canopy. They bear raspberries, blueberries, currants, hazelnuts, and other lesser-known fruits, flowers, and nuts at different times of the year. Assorted native wildflowers, wild edibles, herbs, and perennial vegetables thickly cover the ground. You use many of these plants for food or medicine. Some attract beneficial insects, birds, and butterflies. Others act as soil builders, or simply help keep out weeds. Here and there vines climb on trees, shrubs, or arbors with fruit hanging through the foliage—hardy kiwis, grapes, and passionflower fruits. In sunnier glades large stands of Jerusalem artichokes grow together with groundnut vines. These plants support one another as they store energy in their roots for later harvest and winter storage. Their bright yellow and deep violet flowers enjoy the radiant warmth from the sky. This is an edible forest garden.” http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/

The creation of a thriving Ecosystem begins inside each of us, when we choose to not participate in buying food from commercial agriculture systems, from supermarkets, and instead buying only Organic, preferably Bio-Dynamic Plant based whole foods, these outdated systems that use chemicals and toxic poisons will die off, and the natural ecology of life will once again return. Packaged, cooked and canned food is dead food and equates to a dead planet and a sick mind and body, the time has come for us all to realise that we are the Universe, we are unlimited and connected, and to live and practice this way of life as best we can.

I find the best way to create a Food Forest, Polyculture system from scratch is to prepare your soil through compost and thick mulching. If the soil is lifeless, plant a cover crop of green manure, then chop it back once it starts to flower.. Leave it on the garden bed, and plant in some veggies. Now the key here is to also plant a baby Fruit tree, or Forest tree, so while the tree is growing you are nurturing the soil and creating a food source through your vegetables. In time the tree will outgrow the veggie path, the Earth will be rich and deep with fertile soil and layers of different herbs and flowers will proliferate under and/or through the tree creating a multi story of food and ecosystem habitat that requires little work and attention. From here we keep spreading the trees and gardens, and eventually we have created our very own Food Forest, a Sacred Sanctuary, our own Vital Supermarket and Natural Ecological hub of life that our Great Great Grandchildren will be so very thankful for..

 

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