Food Forest Workshop

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Food forest workshop December 2013 at the Bathgate Park Community Gardens, South Dunedin.

It will be an inspiring and practical workshop, you will learn about local food forests and practice food forest design on the site of the future community food forest.

Future workshops or working bees will cover planting and soil management strategies.

Peta Hudson and I are facilitating and it is being run by the great people Grow South who have got this community garden off the ground

I hope to see you there! contact to register


Food Forest Workshop

Food Forests

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Here at Habitate we are passionate about Food Forests. I have been fascinated by the concept and have been enjoying the benefits of Food Forests in practice for over ten years. Most of our edible garden designs if not including a food forest involve thinking like a forest in order to create productive solutions for small or challenging spaces. We use vertical layering and succession design to ensure seasonal cropping and short term and long term crops through the years leading to long lasting productive perennial gardens.

I recently attended the first New Zealand Hui on Food Forests, it was great to meet so many other people working on creating food forests around the country. It was brought together by James Samuel of

Peta Hudson and I ran a workshop to design the Food Forest for the Bathgate Park Community Gardens in South Dunedin, and I have now drawn up a design for it. Planting winter 2014!

I have just created the posters below to illustrate the benefits of a food forest, and answer the questions: What is a food forest and what might one look like in the Coastal Otago or Southland bioregion?

What is a food Forest

Food Forest Examples