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FOOD FORESTRY: AN AGRICULTURAL EVOLUTION

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

In these times of fake convid plandemics and other nefarious efforts to negatively impact on humanity, it is painfully obvious that one of the biggest threats to humanity at the moment is that of truth & food security. There has been story upon story told regarding the scarcity of food resources and the need to consider drastic bug eating alternatives. But is this really the case? Are there too many people in a world that simply doesn’t have the resources to sustain our growth? Or like many stories of his/story, is it a lie? A deception to make us reliant upon the unseen, loving and nurturing hand of a caring and benevolent self-styled ruling class and Nanny state?

I vote on the latter but in my eyes that has given us a unique opportunity to start realizing that we, as humanity, have the ability to create as much food as we want and that our only limitations are the ones that we have decided to create. Furthermore, that food would be nutritious and free of chemicals or the tampering of big pharma, who we all know are also the producers of much of the Franken foods that adorn the supermarket shelves. Hence GMO-free foods and healthy populations across our entire planet.

The idea of communities across the world, ALL being able to tap into an abundance of affordable nutritious and healthy food may seem a little like a huge undertaking but the reality could actually be made fairly simple. The initial set-up would take little more than 3 years to really start yielding great results. Another fallacy that is foisted upon on us, is that there is very limited space on Earth so that in turn affects our ability to effectively feed the entire population of Earth. Hmm. As far as I am aware the entire population of the planet could fit into Texas and in addition to that, have their own 0.5-acre patch of land. This may or may not be true, but the idea I am getting at, is that there is indeed plenty of space in fact more than enough space to meet the needs of humanity. With a little time and effort and for maximum yield and benefits, the solution to providing long-term feeding solutions across the world, could lie in food forestry!

My story:

My name is Vusa Mazula. I am singer/songwriter/musician and have performed for the past 10 years with my wife, Zoë, as a duo named Mazula. I spent many years working backstage in the West End Theatres of London. After which time, Zoë and I owned and ran a live music venue in Cape Town called Zula sound Bar. Whilst all of the above has been a fantastic journey through life’s endless parade, none of it pointed towards my current path. It is a path that was hewn of necessity as with many of us when our lives were turned upside down by the covid narrative, which in turn led to other life options having to be considered. In my case it was the path of Food Forestry.

Food Forests:

As I previously stated, Food Forestry can provide long-term solutions to food security across the world. A small plot of 0.5 acres, given the right care, is capable of feeding a family of 10 forever. Simply put, if we were to take a fraction of the current farms and use this method over mono-culture farming, the results would be astonishing. Any reference to hunger in any part of the world would become a thing of the past. Everything to do with the forests is 100% organic and in tune with nature, so no pesticides, fungicides or any such things. The forest itself is the regulatory body and as long as it is healthy, then it will remain pest and disease free! The teaching tool that the forest brings not only feeds and restores the communities and their areas but it provides an astounding teaching tool in multiple skills and business opportunities in food, tools and craft production providing community incomes.

The following is a simple list of the 7 stages of forests which is a universal thing with regards to forests. We try to recreate in lieu with nature, the kind of forest that we personally would like, with the kinds of fruits, nuts and herbs that we prefer as individuals. All of the food producing trees are then supported by plants and trees that provide the appropriate nutrients to permanently sustain life in the forest.

There are more but the main focus is on the 7 layers of a forest, we have:

1). Canopy Trees; (e.g., nut trees: Mulberries, big trees)

groundcover/topsoil:

2). Small trees (citrus and dwarf fruit trees)

3). Small bushes & shrubs (berries etc.).

4). Herbaceous Layer (medicine plants and herbs)

5). Rhizospheres (root crops legumes and nitrogen fixers, such as beans, peas… chop and drop matter).

6). Soil Surface (grown cover crops: Strawberries, Marrows, Nasturtiums…)

7: Vertical Layer, Climbers (Granadillas (passion fruit), Grapes….)

Interspersed with all the trees are herbs and other beneficial species that allow for further augmentation of the forest floor. Chop and drop refers to plants and trees that are specifically there to chop the leaves or branches and drop them on the forest floor to act as mulch. The plants will have specific properties that will also nourish the forest floor and in so doing feed the microbes and organisms that add to the general health and wellbeing of the forest.

After 7 years of gentle care, food forests are then able to be self-sustaining, so you could walk away from the forest and return 10 years later and the forest would have taken care of itself and be super abundant. After the initial input, food forests require minimal attention. The requirements would be ensuring the forest floor is healthy which would be achieved by chopping and dropping the supporting foliage, while ensuring that certain bits of foliage don’t become too rampant. In one generation you can achieve an abundance of food with very little effort or water required to harvest its nutrition forever more.

Initiatives:

One thing that happens across the world, is big gardens with lawns. Another is an abundance of, so-called council or government land that is generally lying wasted or unused. If were to consider just London. If 100 000 people in London planted 10 orange trees, we immediately have 1 million more beneficial trees to feed the populace. The space needed for such an undertaking is minimal as you can grow citrus trees fairly close together. Now if you consider the amount of redundant space not only in London but England alone in its entirety. Now include the entire world into that equation and it becomes a whole different matter.

There exists plenty of opportunity to partner with farmers who have unused land, councils and governments who are in line with moving humanity forward and anybody who has land to grow food forests for maximum benefit to the populace. Almost any piece of land regardless of size can be transformed into a food forest using the basic principals outlined above. Together we have a unique opportunity to re-imagine the way that we engage in agriculture and with the land. The idea of lack of resources is a fallacy and one that can easily be exposed.







Our Strawberry bed mixed with Borage, Beans and Mint. We laid lots of pine tree mulch down & planted some beans as the strawberries love the nitrogen they give to the soil and mixed in Borage & Mint to help with the pests.


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