A photo of a food forest
A photo of a food forest
A photo of a food forest
A photo of a food forest

Project information

Name of food forest

BUT

Description

Our food forest is located in the mountains of the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil at 1100 meters altitude, 2.5 hours drive from Rio de Janeiro. It is cold and dry in winter and hot with lots of rain in summer. The food forest has a focus on growing various fruits, wood species and coffee in the understory. Coffee is a plant that originally grows in the shade but in Brazil and the rest of the world it is mainly grown in mono culture in full sun. Through the cultivation of coffee in the understory of the forest we want to produce a higher quality coffee. We also use the food forest mostly for education, where we explain to volunteers from all over the world how this system works and teach children from local schools in the neighborhood how to grow fruits and vegetables organically and with biodiversity.

Square metres:

10000

Type of soil

Clay soil

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