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Ash Jackson
Post     Subject: Make a food forest - PEP BB gardening.iron.foodforest

This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the iron badge in Gardening.

This BB is all about making a complete, 1-acre food forest.


To complete this BB, at a minimum the food forest must have:
- sun scoop shape
- no frost pocket
- covers at least an acre
- full seven layers
  - overstory (at least 5 species)
  - understory (at least 5 species)
  - shrub layer (at least 15 species)
  - herbaceous layer (at least 25 species)
  - ground cover layer (at least 5 species)
  - root layer (at least 5 species)
  - vine layer (at least 2 species)

Here's some helpful information:
- https://permies.com/t/61334/idea-start-Food-Forest
- https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/chapter-6-trees/food-forests-or-forest-gardens/

Also, remember that to meet the requirements of the iron badge for gardening all systems are polyculture systems, and all of this is completed without imports (except seeds) from more than 500 feet away.

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- sun scoop shape
- no frost pocket
- covers at least an acre
- full seven layers
- list the species for each layer