Agroforestry Ecological Landscape Design & Sustainable Landscaping
Agro forestry has largely been pioneered by author Martin Crawford founder of the Agroforestry Research Trust.
For food forests to be successful they must be conceived through good design and design planning. A forest garden design process responding to existing ecology, soil types, climate, geology, topography, and hydrology are all vital to the successful establishment of a productive biodiverse food forest system.
Food forests are inspirational, productive, beautiful places to be. The underlying exciting fundamentals of agroforestry is it can encourage biodiversity and produce food crops a combination which has been in conflict over thousands of years since the dawn on mankind turning from hunter gatherers to agriculture. Since such time the wild landscapes of the world with their beneficial functions have slowly been in decline and in recent modern times it has become apparent this will directly lead to the demise of our species if we do not act. Agroforestry has some very real possibilities for the future of food production with utopic visions of landscapes which support both human kind and nature harmoniously. Agroforestry provides us the closet template for the biblical Garden of Eden and the balanced paradise it portrays.
Ecospaces has a holistic expertise in planning and installing agroforestry systems we can integrate the productive forest environments with other landscape types allowing us a holistic approach to sustainable and ecological masterplanning. We hope you enjoy the examples of forest gardens on this page.