Syntropic Food Forest: Zone 8 – 30 acre Education and Home space

This is the fifth and largest (so far) design done with Food Forest Abundance for a family living in Zone 8 that wanted to use their space for education as well as supporting their home. They wanted to focus mostly on syntropic rows outside of their house’s yard.

This was the first time I had heard of syntropic gardening; but, after doing some research, I truly believe this method of farming and growing things is absolutely worth while, and extremely abundant because of both the early and often trimming mixed with layering organic matter directly on the soil around the plants.

For the PDF, you might have to zoom into about 200% to read the plant labels. Feel free to download the design. This design was much larger and required 2 parts for the overview. There is also an accompanying 52 page e-book for your learning.

Below is the Excel or Sheets version of the Plant List with loads of information about each plant, and the Design Narrative that talks more about each component. Download and use as you wish.

The syntropic plant overview has a layout and placement guide for a few rows of plants. The idea is that you follow the pattern of categories of plant types for a spot, then select a plant from that category to go in your design.


What did you take from this design? Do you already know about syntropic farming? If so, do you have any spaces already implemented? I would love to see more examples of this!

If you like this design, please like and follow the blog for more updates. I will also share the updates on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you! Abundant blessings, dear one. ❤

Food Forest: Zone 6 – Kid Friendly Garden

This is the fourth design done with Food Forest Abundance for a family living in Zone 6 with a children that love to play in the yard, and a deer family just outside the fence who want to eat.

I designed in an abundance of edible plants for the wildlife and family, and medicinal plants that can provide regenerative sustainability for years to come.

For the PDF, you might have to zoom into about 200% to read the plant labels. Feel free to download the design.


Below is the Excel or Sheets version of the Plant List with loads of information about each plant, and the Design Narrative that talks more about each component. Download and use as you wish.


If you like this design, please like and follow the blog for more updates. I will also share the updates on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you! Abundant blessings, dear one. ❤

Food Forest: Zone 6 – Sun Catch Garden

This is the third design done with Food Forest Abundance for a woman living in Zone 6 with a love for gardening that wants to make the most use of the little sunlight she gets.

They wanted an abundance of edible and medicinal plants that are easy to care for and can provide regenerative sustainability for years to come.

For the PDF, you might have to zoom into about 200% to read the plant labels. Feel free to download the design.


Below is the Excel or Sheets version of the Plant List with loads of information about each plant, and the Design Narrative that talks more about each component. Download and use as you wish.


If you like this design, please like and follow the blog for more updates. I will also share the updates on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you! Abundant blessings, dear one. ❤

Food Forest: Zone 8 – Citrus Grove

This is the second design done with Food Forest Abundance for a family living in Zone 8a with a particular taste for citrus.

They wanted an abundance of edible and medicinal plants that are easy to care for and can provide regenerative sustainability for years to come.

For the PDF, you might have to zoom into about 500% to read the plant labels. Feel free to download the design.


Below is the Excel or Sheets version of the Plant List with loads of information about each plant, and the Design Narrative that talks more about each component. Download and use as you wish.


Here are the updates from the family that is installing this design. They started the project in early June and already have several raised beds and the hügelkultur bed done. There are plants in some spots and the herb spiral is in the works. Some of the plants needed to be switched for alternatives that are easier to find (the New Jersey Tea was swapped out for Lead Plant which is almost identical and also makes tea.)

Progress Update 1: lining out the space with manure, starting the pile for the hügelkultur bed

Progress update 2: mulch pathways are laid, beds are lined out and being filled in, some plants are in place. herb spiral is starting construction.

If you like this design, please like and follow the blog for more updates. I will also share the updates on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you! Abundant blessings, dear one. ❤