1/4 ACRE FOOD FOREST (Saint Pete, Fl)

The videos below document May – August 2018:  18 months into the conversion of a typical urban lawn into an abundant food forest.  

  • As of September 2018, the following trees and other perennials were growing on the property:  Avocado, Macadamia Nut, 3 varieties of figs, Papaya,  Moringa, Strawberry Guava, Sapote, Everbearing Mulberry, Jack Fruit, Lemon, Peach, Fuzzy Kiwi, Olive, Longan,  Monstera Delciosa,  Blueberry, Thornless Blackberry, Surinam Cherry, Barbados Cherry, Bananas, Passion Fruit, Dragon Fruit, Pigeon Pea, Screw pine, Pindo Palm, various herbs, tubers, and varieties of tropical spinach, nitrogen fixing ground covers, dynamic accumulators, and a 25 ft diameter keyhole bed for growing annual veggies.

A small flock of chickens also provided fresh eggs (and manure for the garden) daily.

(If you’d like to do something similar to this on your own property, I am available for design consultation.)

May 21, 2018:  Backyard Food Forest at 18 months old.  (This first video goes into a lot of detail and is a bit lengthy, but I tried to keep the subsequent videos significantly shorter).


Backyard Breakfast (May, 2018)


June 23, 2018


June 30, 2018


July 07, 2018


August 06, 2018 


Free Mani / Pedis in the Pond 🙂 


Click here to view a slide show of “before pics” of this property.

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