This guide provides a step by step tutorial for planting food forests in any biome.
A food forest is an option for villages that have little space, but can provide a variety of meals while maintaining a localized agriculture.
You will find examples of food forest in different biomes at the end.
What is a Food Forest and how can it help you?
This is Boulder on Pandora.
It is Liso's place of residence, who was inspired by his experience in planting.
The village had recently begun to build multistorey buildings. Liso made the observation that plants grow in different layers as well. The other planters wanted beds to be made in neat grids and rows. But Liso decided to plant a test plot in a layered style he adapted from nature, a Food Forest.
Liso’s Elders were so impressed about the space saving they could achieve with the food forest, they decided to expand it and then, after years, to add trees for firewood to it.
Now, Liso has passed away peacefully in sleep, two generations after he was born. The village held a solemn celebration of Liso’s memory with pumpkins.
Liso's breakthrough was supposed to change the course of history. His influence on morphogenetic fields was strong enough that Sapiens from all over the universe began to plant food trees.
Mild temperate forest of apple, birch and birch with goose-and raspberry bushes, pumpkin vines and beetroots.
Food forests are a real agricultural concept that has been around since before the advent of farming. It is known that native Americans have long cultivated food trees. Because they are densely planted with trees, many of which have some form of utility, food forests cannot be managed with heavy machinery. They must be manually harvested.
Typically, a food forest is composed of at least three layers.
Shrubs & bushes
Undergrowth can include herbs, vines, and root vegetables
This is how a food forest can produce so many fruits and vegetables in a small space. It also provides habitat to smaller animals such as birds, bees, and other insects.
Step-by Step Guide to Planting A Food Forest
Step 1: Fruit trees
First, plant fruit trees. Place them in a way that they are not too close to each other. You'll need the space for later. It will be difficult for you to see the ground once the canopy has been constructed.
Step 2 – Fire wood trees
Add some firewood trees to the space between the fruit tree, but not as many. Also, be sure to leave space between the trees.
Step 3: Berry bushes
Berry bushes are easy to group together in groups of two or three. Some of them can be placed around the tree trunks.
Step 4: Pumpkins
Now plant pumpkins. They can often snuggle up to your bushes, so you can group them loosely into patches of 2-3.
Step 5: Wheat
Fill in the empty spaces with wheat. It is possible to place them very close together or even wedge it between plants.
Step 6: Beetroot
Beetroot can also be clicked-sprayed (plop plop), into the remaining spaces. However, it's best to do some fine tuning at edges or between plants. It's amazing how many beetroot you can squeeze into such small spaces!
Step 7: Flax
Flax is very small and can be clicked-spammed just like beetroot. However you may need to adjust some smaller spaces or the edges.
You can plant sunflowers at this stage.
This is the expected result. Let's hope there are many Sapiens for the planter job!
Examples of Food Forests found in different Biomes
Welcome to Ukarimu, which means "Gift" in Swahili on Telo
Ukarimu is known for its large house with a jat for the chieftain's clan as well as 2 smaller family huts.
The lack fertile soil makes growth slow, but Ukarimu, now established, has a steady food supply from the food forests.
Savannah food forest with bananas, coconut and orange trees to fruit, bamboo for wood, pine for timber, goose and raspberry bush, pumpkin vines and wheat, beetroots or flax
Biome from the Cold Temperate Steppe Biome
This is Kiitospaiva on Suno Pona.
Because it gets so cold, Kiitospaiva residents have to huddle close together.
This means that the village is only three main structures. Each of these buildings has a second story just under the roof. Although wood was scarce at first, we have started to grow a little more forest around the village.
Cold temperate food forest containing apple, birch, peach, birch and pine trees as well as goose- and raspberry bushes, pumpkin vines and wheat, beetroots flax, and sunflowers
Tropical Rainforest Biome
Kuaola is Hawaiian for "Verdant mountain" and is located on Kulupu Kama.
Kuaola consists of 2 main huts and an impressive ceremonial hall, with 3 levels and many benches. It is located on the mountainside with a stunning view of the river valley.
The tribe spotted coconut palms just a few days ago, so we may be able to incorporate them into our food forests soon.
Tropical jungle food forest, containing bananas and oranges, bamboo and pine to wood, goose-, raspberry bushes, pumpkin vines. Wheat, beetroots, and flax
That was it! The guide for planting food forest in Sapiens!
I look forward to the future Sapiens Agriculture. I hope food forests are not forgotten or become obsolete.
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