My vision is to create my own food forest one day, to leave something behind instead of those footprints we leave behind going no where. We should strive to leave positive footprints behind.
In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton’s amazing 23-year-old food forest. The 2-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem of native and exotic trees where birds and insects live in abundance. Robert and Robyn are a huge inspiration to us, not only for their beautiful approach to healing the land and saving heritage trees and seeds, but for the way they’ve impacted on their local community.
“My philosophy about what to do in the world isn’t ‘go to a pristine area and live there and enjoy your life.’ It’s to find a place that is degraded and fix it up.” – Robert Guyton
What do you think of their permaculture food forest? Would you ever like to live this way?
From Happen Films