立博中文版 立博中文版我们的时事通讯食物森林 is a first-in-the-nation, large-scale initiative that increases tree canopy, while improving children’s academic success and nutritional health. As students traverse forests with winding paths through trees, 灌木, 葡萄树, ,地被, they learn about 辣木属 trees, with each leaf a complete protein that contains more calcium than milk, 巴巴多斯的樱桃树, with one cherry having the Vitamin C of 18 oranges. Students engage in these unique outdoor “eco-labs” via hands-on lessons on photosynthesis, 侵蚀, 土壤科学, 等. Families benefit as students take home bags of healthy produce.
The modern-day food forest is derived from biodiverse, 本土农业生态系统, 几千年前. 食物森林的生态设计植根于自然系统的结构和多样性, mimicking high diversity levels, 养分循环, 根的支持, and multiple canopy layers (creating a “closed” system). In recent years, urban food forests have been highlighted as food security projects. 这些小型粮食林还可以大大增加其他重要的生态系统服务(如.g., carbon storage, watershed protection, and cooling from increased shade).
See below for a sampling of canopy trees used in 立博中文版我们的时事通讯食物森林.