Long before people started devising carbon capture technology, nature used photosynthesis. Our greatest advances in carbon sequestration don't hold a candle to trees in terms of efficiency or cost. (source)
Food forests, or forest gardens, are designed to mimic a natural woodland habitat. They consist of a wide variety of food producing trees, shrubs and plants that together form a resilient ecosystem.
Food forests do not have to be re-planted each year or mowed. And once established, they require less water and fewer inputs than conventionally grown crops. This type of complex food system can help store carbon and bring healthy, local food to neighborhoods.
Project Food Forest is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, empowering, and equipping people all over the world to plant and care for forest gardens.
They offer helpful information for beginners including how to start your own food forest, pre-designed guides and personalized design consultations. Take the pledge to start a food forest, and get started today. Better yet organize a group of friends and grow a food forest together.