In Hoogerheide (NL), a 2 hectare productive and rational designed food forest is implemented in winter 2018/19. The design was made in the run of 2018 by The Forest Farmers for the Foundation Voedselbosbouw Brabantse Wal. Aim of this project is showcasing the economic potential of a rational food forest for the production of nuts, fruit, soft fruit, berries and mushrooms.
The Forest Farmers are currently developing a 40 hectare mosaic landscape in Boxtel (NL), which is based on the principles of regenerative agroforestry. The goal is to create a productive, healthy and abundant landscape where a diversity of nutritious food can be grown, harvested and marketed through a mixed agricultural enterprise.
On a former cornfield, a diverse and inspiring forest edge farming system was created in 2017. The aim of the Den Food Bosch food forest is to showcase the possibilities of temperate climate agroforestry, make research and spread the principles.
In the vicinity of Den Bosch (NL), the biodynamic vegetable farm Tuinderij de Guit is located. With the changing climate and more weather extremes, their annual production system is facing difficulties. This has led them to work with The Forest Farmers.
The Forest Farmers are developing the concept for a 10-50 ha research farm based on regenerative agroforestry principles. This farm will be a blend of regenerative agriculture best practises, combined with old techniques and new approaches.