Between the garden and the branchwall/hedgerow we had a sloping field of 15x30 meters. This grassland is turned into a food savannah.
A savanna is a grassland with scattered shrubs and trees in an area that is too dry to grow a forest. Like next to a desert.
Of course our continental climate rainy area cannot host a real savanna, but since I don't think we can call it a food forest (yet), I like to call it a "food savanna".
Our food savanna is a grassland with scattered berry shrubs. Elderberries, red currants, gooseberries, blueberries, aronia...
The branches wall on the east side hosts insects and butterflies and gives grip to sunflowers, topinambour, raspberries and Japanese wineberry shrubs.
A food forest is a human designed eco system that grows food. As in a forest, there are several layers growing together in a "3D system". Like grape or hop vines climbing in high trees, berry shrubs growing under them, herbs in between everything and thyme as a useful ground cover.
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Top of the area in 2015
That same area in 2021
Food savanna, planting the kaki in 2016
The kaki tree in 2018
The kaki tree in 2021
Planting and mulching trees and bushes and re-making the branch wall in 2016