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. There are many ways you can participate on this platform. Create a free account soon, check out all the food forests, do one of our courses or read more and join the association as well.

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The Association Food from the Woods

Food from the Forest has been around for 7 years and has been an association since 21-10-23. We are doing this to make the food forest movement ever stronger in breadth but also in quality, without losing its bottom up character.

Any food enthusiast can participate, but we designed it so that professional food forest entrepreneurs and experts also have a place.

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Monitoring my forest

Listen to the Food Forestcast

Budgeting my food forest

talking point on design by Marieke van der Velden, Eyeopeners

The communication and scaling power of good design

Every food forest is different. You could almost say, just as every garden is different. The owner or designer can put a lot of their own ideas into it. Where will the tall trees be? And where the paths? And will it be

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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.

Course Propagation 2024

Start: Fri Mar 01, 2024

End: Fri Oct 18, 2024

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annual training 2024

Modular Year Training 1: March-October 2024

Start: Wed Mar 20, 2024

End: Wed Oct 16, 2024

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Soil and (plant) health

Start: Wed May 01, 2024

End: Wed Oct 09, 2024

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annual training 2024

Modular Year Training 2: May-December 2024

Start: Fri May 17, 2024

End: Fri Dec 13, 2024

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Food forests



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.

Tree planting on Saturdays Jan. 13, 20 and 27, 2024

Posted on : December 29, 2023

By : Vital van Looveren

Food forests: orchard the Eleventh Commandment

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Foraging camp - Le Massif central - Feb 17 to 24

Posted on : December 18, 2023

By : Frederika BENNEMA

Food Forests: Club Cueillette (The Picking Club).

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Food forest location Blitterswijck near the Meuse River offered: Lease or possibly purchase

Posted on : November 22, 2023

By : Joris Vermaesen

Food forests: 

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Food forest location Mariahout on the South Willemsvaart offered: Lease or possibly purchase

Posted on : November 22, 2023

By : Joris Vermaesen

Food forests: 

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