Forest Gardens

Forest Gardens provide a more natural alternative to traditional crop farming which is better for the environment and more resilient to climate change. Instead of working to create a monoculture, forest gardens embrace a diversity of plants and try to mimic a forest ecosystem. Play this quiz to earn points towards a SEED, and participate in reforesting the world!

What You’ll Learn about Forest Gardens and why it’s Important

You’ll learn about the basics of forest gardening and how it is different from more traditional means of food production. We’ve come to see crop farming, with vast fields of only one type of plant, as normal. But it’s actually far from normal.Forest gardens try to emulate a more normal growing environment, complete with a diversity of both food producing and supporting plants. This comes with numerous benefits including being better for the environment, being more resilient to climate change, and requiring significantly less maintenance than traditional farming.As climate change continues to worsen, traditional crop farming is becoming less and less sustainable. So now is a great time to learn about Forest Gardens as an alternative!

Why we love this video!

This video quickly shares an example of a forest garden, while describing the basics and benefits of forest gardening. Forest gardens almost sound like a fantasy when explained to people for the first time, because they seem almost too good to be true.But this video’s real life example makes it easy to understand. Climate change is making traditional crop farming less viable, so maybe it’s time for the widespread use of forest gardens! Watch the video to learn more, answer some questions, and earn points towards a SEED!

Quiz gratitude:

Thanks to National Geographic for this concise and inspiring video about Forest Gardens!

Cover photo for this quiz was taken from the Agroforestry Research Trust.

Big thanks to Ross Marotta for creating this quiz.