A Mini Edible Forest Perimeter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Zone 3 - Hot/Dry Summers
5-layer forest system:
- trees: established apple, nanking cherry
- shrubs: serviceberries, gooseberry, blackcurrant, dwarf sour cherry, american cranberry, honeyberries, blueberries
- vines: grapes
- herbaceous perennials: rhubarb
- groundcovers: strawberries
Sod was cut out and turned, and the area was covered in mulch after planting for maximum water retention.
I planted this in 2007: it should be quite productive by now.