Forest Farming is the intentional cultivation of edible, medicinal or decorative specialty crops beneath native or planted woodlands that are managed for both wood and under-story crop production. It does not include the gathering of naturally-occurring plants from native forests, at least that is the definition from the Association of Temperate Forestry.
Forest farming is a common permiculture term, but preppers have also used it to build “covert” food production facilities in the woods. Scattering a lot of single edible plants scattered throughout an area.
I have tried this at my house, planting certain plants in the woods behind my house. Plants, especially leafy greens don’t look like edible plants outside of the garden. Most people just aren’t practiced at seeing individual plants in the woods – I guess they don’t see the forest for the trees.
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