Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Great South Florida Food Forest Project: October 2013 Update

Two weeks ago I filmed a new tour through The Great South Florida Food Forest Project.

My goal is to see this thing take over the whole backyard, bit by bit. We're getting there. It's already a big jump ahead of where it was one year ago.


At November 5, 2013 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Nice tour of the food forest, David. Your knowledge of the tropical fruits is impressive. I wish I could grow some of them in my area.

Happy Gardening, Mark Biggs

At November 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM , Blogger David The Good said...

"I wish I could grow some of them in my area."

Yes. I feel your pain. If it wasn't for that borrowed plot in South Florida to keep me happy, I think I would've fled N FL. for the tropics a long time ago.

At April 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for squirrels. they will be more than happy to share the wealth of fruits. Thing that makes you mad is they waste a lot. They will also ring the bark on branches and trunks, I have two grafted pecan trees that are completely topped.

At June 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM , Blogger BeZen said...

Submerged in americas toxic soup
Life here gasping for fresh air now, but
Long ago hunched on all fours we had to prove ourselves build strength learn and with time soon be rewarded the respect to stand tall and erect now days we have lost natures respect by going against her ways... The way food is so far from nature the way it is so far from what it was intended the food made in the lab by man an not in the woods..... We have lost her respect for we have lost our ability to live long joyful lives we know longer stand tall because or backs are weak for our bellies are large and were sick from what we eat and how we degenerate our system with toxic synthetic pills being misled like were some sort of a lab rat economically strapped to the slave driven society working our lives away for meaningless tasks not for what were meant to or our hearts urge us to but what were told to or led to doesn’t have to be the ending but our start to new beginning
We diss her grace as we build our own graves down a road of treachery you mustn’t hesitate to ask for her forgiveness seek the questions to ask that your heart so desires to know thee answers to.... For its a dying world out there be a part of the team who is thee earths life support (PERMACULTURE).... "me" for I have always wanted to help the world become a better place to aid the people who are not at peace with it.... but I have not been found.... such a vast world... in dire need for people to find their place... with people.

I want to get involved an help in any way I can. Learning everything from efficient living permaculture/horticulture hugelkultur, working with mother nature not against her, reforesting to shade our earth an not abuse it by peeling deep into its protective layers by deforesting causing de clouding and not reclouding…producing rainfall reclaiming proper climate....I want to strengthen my ability's in harvesting rainwater, off grid sustainable farming/gardening grey water systems to cob building.. working and building with the land for efficient cooling and heating and managing a food forest to feed people natural whole chemical free foods to grafting quicking and easing a variety of fruit production fermenting for preserving improving and properly preparing food for better health to bee keeping as our pharmacies and pollinators it all intrigues me but I don’t know where I should take my first steps where and how I should spend my money and time what would be best?

I was wondering if you or anyone you knew had any courses in mind I could take or if you have a direction you could point me in.. Ide like hands on work an to be surrounded by like-minded caring people to do better knowing there’s people out there that have me on their radar and know what I’m after. Now that I am a fresh graduate from high school here in Cape Coral FL I want to further my education and put all my mind and effort into sustainable living and permaculture.
Thank you sincerely
Tyler Zender

At June 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM , Blogger David The Good said...


Thank you for stopping by.

Books and people... those are where I would turn.

ECHO in Ft. Myers shares our concern about the environment and care for people. Visit, talk, learn. You could also connect with H.E.A.R.T. in the Lake Wales area. Go there and soak up the knowledge.

Life is short and there isn't a lot of time to make a difference - make sure you're making it from a position of truth. There is a God and He can be known. Look up your local Orthodox Presbyterian Church and ask them for answers. Be prepared and open-minded... they aren't like the typical war-machine marching crusaders church you may have seen before. There's a long-term place in plan for this world and we get to take part in fighting against the madness.

In caring for the Earth... when you meet the Creator, becoming a caretaker of His creation is a logical next step.

As for books: Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, Gaia's Garden, Perennial Vegetables by Toensmeier... these are all great permaculture resources.

At October 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Leppy said...

Love all you have done in your parents back yard! It is very inspiring to try it in my yard. Are all canna edible or just certain types? I have lots growing in my yard.

At October 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Thank you. Yes - all canna are edible. Just don't get them confused with CALLA lilies. Those are poisonous. Make sure you're sure.

At October 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Leppy said...

thanks yes they are canna, Thanks for the info.


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