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Food "savannah"

Between the garden and the branches wall we had a sloping field of 15x30 meters. This grassland is turned into a food savannah. Pictures: see below.


Tour through our food savanna (mid November '21):

What is a food savanna!?

A savanna is a grassland with scattered shrubs and trees in an area that is too dry to grow a forest. Like next to a desert.
Of course our continental climate rainy area can not host a real savannah, but since I don't think we can call it a food forest (yet), I like to call it a "food savanna".

Our food savanna is a grassland with scattered berry shrubs. Elderberries, red currants, gooseberries, blueberries, aronia...
The branches wall on the east side hosts insects and butterflies and gives grip to sunflowers, topinambour, raspberries and Japanese wineberry shrubs.

What is a food forest!?

A food forest is a human designed eco system that grows food. As in a forest, there are several layers growing together in a "3D system". Like grape or hop vines climbing in high trees, berry shrubs growing under them, herbs in between everything and thyme as a useful ground cover.
>> More about our food forest

Pictures of our food savannah


Part of the area in 2015
Top of the area in 2015

That same area in 2021
That same area in 2021

Food savanna, planting the kaki in 2016
Food savanna, planting the kaki in 2016

The kaki tree in 2018
The kaki tree in 2018

The kaki tree in 2021
The kaki tree in 2021



Food savannah when we build the new fence
Planting and mulching trees and bushes and re-making the branch wall in 2016

 

Berries in the food savannah
In 2018

Food savannah in summer
2018

 

The path in the food savannah

 



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