Food Forest Support Species - Pigeon Pea

Pigeon pea is a drought-tolerant perennial legume with multiple purposes in a regenerative or permaculture garden. In this video demonstrate how versatile and useful pigeon pea can be in a subtropical food forest or forest garden.

Pigeon pea improves soil fertility by symbiotic nitrogen fixation, provides mulch, yields a legume crop and edible leaves, can serve as a windbreak or sun protection for other plants ("nurse" function), and can also be used as firewood, fencing, or thatch.