Food forest gardening offers an innovative, ecologically beneficial model for growing edible crops, timber, fibre, and fuel. By allowing nature to do most of the work, there’s little need for weeding, digging, or controlling insect ‘pests’ in the garden. A healthy system of self-supporting plant communities maintains soil fertility. They don’t have to be huge either, because the ‘forest’ refers to how they are designed, not their size. Their natural appearance is both beautiful and pleasant to be in. With so many benefits, it seems silly not to plant one!