Sharing data with science

How does the open data source work?

Anyone can access food forest monitoring data through the links below. We do not provide one link, but a separate link per measurement and per year. The data is provided in JSON format and so any scientist can see how food forests score on their ecological harvests. It is also possible to create a tool or app with this, but of course we have already done that. Create an account on this site and compare the different your food forest with other food forests.

CO2 storagein trees

Imports 2020


Imports from 2020


Whose data is this?

Every food forest owner who creates an account on says yes to sharing his or her food forest data with an open data source that can be consulted by any researcher. We promise, and you can test this for yourself, that this data is not traceable to you as an owner beyond province and soil type level. This data is shared dynamically. So, as soon as you have entered something, the data stream that shares publicly through the links above is updated.

Within the tool, you can choose to share your ecological data with the other owners. We encourage you to do so, because it is very instructive to see how other food forests of about the same age as yours and the same soil type are doing, and you only get to see that if you share it yourself.

You can stop participating at any time. All your data will be removed from the tool if you wish, and participants will no longer see your information. The live data stream will also be adjusted, but please note that data that has already been used once by a scientist is no longer in our hands.

Why are you participating?

First of all, do it for yourself. Learn to look at your land in a different way. Learn from the results of other food forests and follow the progress of the many harvests of your food forest.

Secondly, do it to help science. There is no other research that we know of that all the owners of food forests together create long-term scientific data. The data is not very detailed, but the collection is so simple that the results are quite uniform and therefore very valuable. Wageningen University thanks you very much for your participation.