Not sure if you are still looking for a forest to garden, but I am in Nova Scotia, Canada and would certainly welcome assistance. You did not mention your age, but I am 52, a single mom, living off-grid on 55 acres. I built the place from scratch, having bought the land almost 6 years ago and it is a serious work in progress, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This summer I will be focusing on gardening, but could use the help of someone with much more knowledge in that department than I have.
Please send me a quick note to tell me that you are already happily digging away or simply to acknowledge my message. Best of luck!