“The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems, which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.” ~ Bill Mollison
“The development of natural Perennial Food Forests are key to the overall success of permaculture. Once established they provide abundance in food, shelter, soil protection, water retention, micro-climates, and diverse habitats for life beyond man’s common needs.
Along with food production, food forests create forage for beneficial insects, pollinators, chickens and song birds. They require minimal inputs and energy resources, are more resilient to adverse climatic conditions, they repair damaged ecologies, and positively impact economic prosperity and community health and well-being.” ~Noha: Ecological Earth healer and artist. I UV website