The Box Elder tree is a sadly misunderstood and incredible tree. Useful on so many levels, this beautiful, fast-growing tree is well worth considering if you're trying to grow a food forest. Box Elder, Acer Negundo
Picture lime-tinted chard or lettuce. It's Romain meets rhubarb. In other words, you've got to try French Sorrel... French Sorrel, Rumex scutatus
AKA Lycium chinense I love goji berries. They're not the candy-sweet berries you get with raspberries or strawberries. Rather, they're more like the flavor of a tomato or bell-pepper, but they are perennial and incredibly hardy. I would love to see these little red 'maters showing up in the produce…
The Oregon grape (alongside the creeping Oregon grape) is a delightful addition to the garden, but it's a must-have in the food forest. Edible berries grow in the shade of cover story trees.
We're going to start focusing more on plants—their uses as food, medicine, etc. This episode introduces that focus and helps give listeners an idea what to expect for awhile. Solanum lycopersicum