The following vision statement tells the story of our project 10 years from now. It is NOT speaking about events that could happen in the future. It is an imagination exercise – or role play – as if we were all living already on planet Earth in 2030.
Thrive in Community Food Forests in 2030
The concepts of intersecting COMMUNITY, FOOD and FORESTS had taken off all over the world since 2020. The planet started to become a worldwide network of diverse community food forests (again) thanks to globally coordinated implementation efforts (Soccer World Cup style), which transitioned our agricultural system into edible landscapes, and thus achieved long-lasting positive impacts on the planet and our future.
How did we know in 2020 that a Worldwide Network of Community Food Forests was possible?
Because many individual projects were already sprouting back then, and we featured a handful in this Worldwide Community Food Forest Network video* that we’ve pulled out from the history archives for you to enjoy. Get some popcorn and get comfy for this solution oriented tour of real world projects:
If the above imagination exercise is too far-fetched for you, here is our vision in a more conventional way, which also summarizes the aspects featured in the video:
We envision a worldwide network of diverse community food forests in 2030, in which areas for wild life and humans co-exist, and the different layers of forests not only provide food (for human and non-human animals) but also medicine, building material, and other ecosystem benefits. We also foresee these food forests as places for recreation, education, cultural and social engagement, which result not only in landscapes that are more resilient to climate extremes but also in more resilient societies, in which people connect, trust each other and cooperate to co-create the world they want to live in.
*We claim NO ownership on the following projects footage, and only use them for visualization purposes. Credits of all projects featured in order of appearance:
Lyrics & Music credit:
Queen – Heaven For Everyone (Official Video) – YouTube
Edible Paradise | Growing the Food Forest Revolution | OFFICIAL TRAILER
The Localising Food Project
Andernach residents create a community garden | People & Politics
The Forest Garden Solution
Trees For The Future
How a farmer turned 90 acres of wasteland into a lush green forest in Odisha
Down To Earth
Food Forest Future _ a Trailer for crowdfunding the project.
noemie tj phillipson
The Forested Garden What is a Food Forest
Geoff Lawton: Permaculture Online
Permaculture The Documentary How it started
Visit Britain’s Oldest Forest Garden
The Forest Gardener
How to TRANSFORM your LAWN into a FOOD FOREST!
Huw Richards – Grow Food Organically
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Restoring Degraded Land To Benefit People and Planet
World Resources Institute
The Case for Convivial Conservation
21 Stories of Transition: Aardehuis project Olst, Netherlands
Earth ships in the Netherlands Aardehuizen Olst
Finding A Better Way To Live
‘From What Is to What If’. A walk through a day in 2030.