This is a beautifully executed project:
It’s always bothered me to see yards and public spaces filled with nothing but grass and non-edible shrubs.
I haven’t been able to watch the entire film yet, but what I’ve seen so far is beautiful. Trying to accomplish these things via consensus rarely works, but when you have a person with a vision you can do plenty.
There is a bank near us with a parking lot full of edible crops and herbs. At least, it WAS, until the woman planting and tending them retired earlier this year. Now the edibles are disappearing and grass and ornamentals are taking their place.
It’s a constant fight to educate and keep subsequent people from destroying what you build.
My friend Eddy planted a soursop in his Ft. Lauderdale yard. It grew to a good size and produced amazing fruit. Then Eddy sold his house to a young guy. That guy chopped down the soursop and replaced it with a crappy plastic shed.
This happens way too often. It’s important that we model stewardship and teach it to our children. It’s no good planting and building beautiful things if they’re just going to be turn down and burned by the next generation.
I hope this apartment food forest idea catches on. It would be a nice place to live if you couldn’t afford a house of your own or just wished to be in a like-minded community.