Knowledge, inspiration & community

We want to make the food forest movement bigger. And more professional. And, we want to do this together with you, the food forest enthusiast. This platform offers more every day to help you and to let you help the movement. With evidence, knowledge, new acquaintances and lots of inspiration.

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the food from your forest day

Join us on 21-10-23 for the Food from Your Forest day

Because on that day we launch the Association Food from the Woods! And so a new tradition. It will be a day dedicated to harvesting, celebrating and sharing. There will be space to display, to grab a fruit box or to sit around a campfire and share your story there, to learn new things, to buy, swap and taste and also quite simply, to meet each other.

This Saturday is free to attend, but we do ask that you sign up.

Monitoring my forest

Listen to the Food Forestcast

Budgeting my food forest

Below ground level

Why the worm is (probably) losing ground in food forests

In 2022, food forests were included separately in the national soil animal test for the first time. Originally, this test -like so many citizen science or citizen science tests- was designed for the normal citizen and his or her backyard. And that is often a

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Dutch Courses

Our annual training course has three components that can be taken separately or in any combination: basic, design and food forest plan. In addition, we also offer a three-day training course to learn to propagate your own planting stock and a two-day in-depth course on soil. We also offer a course specifically for policy makers and other land professionals.

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design of food forest

Four food forest themes and their rationale

Stichting Voedselbosbouw developed four food forest themes in 2018. For Welna estate, but of course also interesting for other food forests. Below you can see them. If you click on them you will get more information. Under each theme but also at the bottom of this

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Who are our teachers?

We want you to learn from the top experts in the field. All of whom are self-willed pioneers, but who tell one story together. About how you put abundance to work and learn to understand nature.

Something to ask or offer? Share it on the message board

Do you have anything to offer? Wood for example, or seeds. Or do you have something to ask? Do you need help with planting days or are you looking for land? Don't look any further and post it on the message board.

Matchmaking: Future farmers for food forest movement sought

Posted on : September 5, 2023

By : Olivia Elsenpeter

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Administrator sought for food forest

Posted on : September 4, 2023

By : Vital van Looveren

Food forests: orchard the Eleventh Commandment

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loose land/farm wanted area Zwolle/Heerde

Posted on : August 28, 2023

By : Angela Hair

Food forests: 

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Picture Book Edible Wilderness

Posted on : August 1, 2023

By : Annick Gaarthuis

Food forests: 

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Free workshop: Learn how to make compost full of soil life and without weeds!

Posted on : August 1, 2023


Food forests: 

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