1. It’s Infinite Free Food
I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who would turn down an offer for infinite free food. There’s literally no downside to having a food forest. You get out of it far more than what you put in.
2. It’ll Save You So Much Money
Work out your food bills each month, and cut it in half. That’s what they’ll be when your food forest is established. Take off 80% or more of your food bills if you’re vegetarian or vegan. That is how much money you’ll save.
If you’re happy living off vegetables and fruit alone, and you have a food forest big enough, you can save 100% of your food bill by living entirely off your food forest’s produce. I wrote all about how much space you’d need to do that here. You don’t need as much space as you think, because food forests are so much more space efficient than vegetable gardens.
3. You’re Saving the Planet
It feels good to know that you’re leaving your land better than how you found it while getting all this free food from it. Food forests regenerate the soil rather than deplete it. That’s why you don’t need fertilizers or anything.
4. You’ll Be Eating the Healthiest Food in the World
It’s even better than organic. Organic food can still be grown with natural pesticides, but a food forest doesn’t need any at all. You can also pick your own varieties, so it’s easy to avoid GMOs. Go for heirloom seeds if you want a GMO-free food forest that is actually able to reseed itself each year.
5. It’s the Freshest Food You Can Get
You can literally eat right off the plant. Who needs a plate when you can eat your food directly from the source?
The stuff you buy in supermarkets is already dead. It’s not even close to being fresh.
6. Everything Tastes Way Better
Supermarkets pick their fruit too early, so that it ripens after it arrives at the store.
This sad state of affairs means that the fruits you eat are missing out on the most important part of the ripening process. That’s why they’re so tasteless and watery. They’re missing both flavor and nutrients.
In a food forest, you get to eat fruit as it’s meant to be. You’ll notice everything tastes sweeter than what you’re used to – even the fresh vegetables you grow.
7. It’ll Get Better Every Year
The key is in the soil. As your soul improves each year, you’ll get more and more production out of the same space.
While the fruit and veg you grow will taste better than supermarket stuff right from the start, you’ll notice the flavor improve even more over time. When your soil is packed with nutrients, your plants will pack themselves with nutrients too.
And it’s not just the produce that’ll get better. Your food forest itself will get better every year too.
By that, I mean it’ll do things that surprise you. After a few years, it’ll start reseeding itself and giving you extra produce that you just find around the place. It’s like, “Oh, look at this. There’s food over here.”
You get the idea.