NZ Food Forest Resources

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Growing a food forest garden in New Zealand’s temperate climate is quite different to growing a tropical food forest in Florida or California.

Here are some resources that you can use and read that will help you develop plans for a successful food forest here in our beautiful country.

What is forest gardening

Designing a food forest

Plant lists

The 7 layers of a food forest plants

Shade tolerant fruit trees/plants nz

Nitrogen fixing plants nz

Perennial Plants for a food forest

Medicinal herbs for a food forest

Beneficial plants for a food forest

Growing an urban food forest

Creating a mini food forest in your backyard

permaculture gardens vs Edible food forests

Growing annuals in a food forest

Using animals in a food forest

Places to source food forest plants

Southern Seed Exchange

NZ Tree Crops Association

Koanga Institute

Kahikatea farm

Sethas seeds

South Coast Enviroment Society

Thunder mountain


Books worth owning

Creating a Forest Garden by Martin Crawford

Edible Forest Garden by David Jacke and Eric Toensmeier.

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

Free resources for growing a food forest garden

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