Conventional orchard into food forest
As spring continues to heat up it feels like I can draw a line in the sand and conclude the first major step in converting a conventional
orchard into a regenerative food forest.
This process has included a monumental amount of pruning and brutal reshaping to give every fruit tree in the orchard the opportunity to obtain its maximum solar potential. All this woody carbon has then been promptly mulched and fed back to the trees after removing wads of thick grass underneath each trees drip line.
Within these new zones of rich decomposition (I like to call them loading zones) I’ve begun the early stages of planting out diverse guilds and beneficial plant partnerships.