Our Food Forest designs consider the site as a series of zones, which can be thought of as concentric rings, or a single pathway through the system, starting from the home’s center and working out.
The placement of elements in each zone depends on importance, priorities and number of visits needed for each element.
For example, an annual garden needs more attention than a perennial garden, so it should be closer (but not necessarily next to) the house. A herb spiral would be right next to the kitchen so you can easily pick what you need for what you’re preparing.
This makes the entire system more efficient for you/your lifestyle and easier to maintain.
Our mission is to transform ordinary spaces into beautiful, food-producing landscapes. Food Forest Montana provides consultation, design, and installation services to help you realize your edible landscaping, farm & garden, or permaculture goals.
We make growing your own food simple, fun, and productive. Perfect for suburban yards, balcony gardens, retirement villages, community gardens, and small urban properties.
Whatever size Food Forest Design you are looking for, we can help!
Whether you have a .25 acre lot, a moderate-sized yard, or multiple acres, our team of designers will work with you to design a comprehensive Food Forest Blueprint… each design is custom and unique to each property.
As certified Permaculture Designers, we specialize in eco-smart designs that stack functions to pack more food (and life!) into less space.
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“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
– Native American Proverb
Emulating Nature’s Design
Generally, we recognize seven layers of a forest garden – the overstory, the understory, the shrub layer, the herbaceous layer, the root layer, the ground cover layer, and the vine layer. Some also like to recognize the mycelial layer, layer eight (mushrooms).
Using these layers, we can fit more plants in an area without causing failure due to competition. This mix of perennials, trees, and shrubs require minimal input while producing generous and diverse harvests.
Your Comprehensive Food Forest will
- The best perennial fruit trees
- The best nut trees
- The best berry trees
- The best seeds and plants
- The best nitrogen fixers
- The best pollinator attractors
- The best soil amendments and nutrients
CUSTOM FOOD FOREST INSTALLATION
We Inspire & Empower Families to Grow FOOD, Not Lawns!
Imagine walking out the door of your home and gathering all the food your family needs for the day! Imagine all of the birds, and butterflies, and nature at its finest right outside your home.
Food Forest Montana will install a comprehensive Food Forest Design customized for you and your property.
Your Food Forest Will Be The Foundation For Years of Healthy, Organic, Home Grown Food For Generations To Come.
After The Install
We will leave you with detailed instructions on how to best care for and maintain your Food Forest for maximum success, maximum yields, and maximum viability for decades to come.
If you EVER have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always here to help.
Worried about the maintenance? Fear not!
We’re happy to provide seasonal maintenance for additional fees, just give us a call!