Increasing the experiential value of a food forest can be done in an infinite number of ways. The food forest can be given a personal touch through its tree and shrub assortment, the physical layout, the organisation of activities, or the introduction of special elements in the landscape. These special elements could be barefoot paths, cableways or overnight accommodation.

Food supply directly from the forest can also be part of the experiential value of this area of the food forest. For example, by allowing food to be picked at random, or along certain routes, or through seasonal forests, or by making the food production part of bushcraft events, cooking workshops, tastings, or festivals centered around specific products. Another area of experience could include forms of physical and mental relaxation, such as yoga, silence walks, or meditations. In these, the ecological quality of the forest would be the basis for the the experience, possibly complemented by¬† discovering, harvesting, preparing, and eating food on the site itself. Based on these possibilities, an economic objective for such experiential forests can be developed. The woodland territory will be able to enrich itself considerably and in ways that are not yet thought of. The food forest entrepreneurs’ creativity is key to the development of such areas.


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Wood, nut and fruit trees. Put them in a row and you will get much richer harvests from the forest.