Edible Forest Garden Wiki
The Edible Forest Garden Wiki connects forest gardeners around the world to an editable resource of interconnected plant species, polycultures, and forest gardens. Users can add their own observations and experiments, create new polyculture designs, and manage their own forest garden page!
The Wiki creates a self-supporting network that functionally interconnects gardeners, permaculturists, universities, NGOs, for minimal competition and maximum cooperation. This is the cutting-edge research grounds for the next generation of ecological agriculture -- and we'll need your input.
Check out the wiki entries that we've made available for free in the sidebar to the right, and add your own photos and experiences with the plants!
The wiki is built using open-source Drupal architecture in collaboration with the River Valley Tech Collective. As of April 2013, Apios has 165 perennial polycultures, over 700 perennial crops, and 118 paid subscribers, and a beta-testing site in Spanish for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.
We also welcome volunteers with a solid knowledge of Drupal to help us develop the wiki. If you're interested, contact us for more information.
Perennial Food Project (completed)
The Perennial Food Project will propagate and research the culture of perennial food crops at a home-scale level in a semi-urban village context. Here we mean the phrase “the culture of perennial food crops” in its broadest sense. This project will investigate, develop, and spread the horticultural knowledge and practices required to grow perennial vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, small fruits, tree fruits, and nuts as integrated ecosystems in a village setting.
This project had a lot of support and interest over many months, with hundreds of people involved in the initial planning stages. Apios Institute and the Perennial Food Project supported the creation of 'The Shelburne Falls Food Security Plan', which you can learn more about by clicking HERE <---
For more information about any of these exciting projects please contact us!