I’m thrilled to learn that the Cultivate KC Food Forest is featured in a new book on community food forests. While I haven’t been able to get my hands on the book yet, I have read excerpts and I’m very proud to see this project, which is so dear to my heart, featured alongside a number of other great food forests around the U.S. Among the contributions of our project, as stated in the book, is that it has facilitated a larger shift in understanding sustainability, with renewed emphasis on the well-being of the humans producing our food. I couldn’t be happier.
I began development of the food forest as a Together Green Fellow in 2010 and it has been a privilege to see this project grow and thrive with the help of many others over the past nine years. To me, the food forest has been a precious teacher of forest design and deep ecology, of courage, humility and patience, of mindfulness and, above all, of love (for trees, life and all beings).
The Community Food Forest Handbook is written by Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell and published by Chelsea Green Publishing. Check it out!