Zone 23 (ongoing, 2003)

a food forest

Zone 23 is an intensive food/soil/ habitat production project, grounded in the food forest model. This small-scale experiment is located on a half-acre, of formally commercially farmed land supports trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennial crops that are edibles, medicinals and soil builders. The food forest is never irrigated; it survives and thrives on annual precipitation.

FRUIT TREES
Apples: Haralson, Jonathan, Red Delicious, State Fair, Stayman Winesap, Wealthy
Apricots: Northern Machurian
Asian Pear: Nijiseki, Yalli, Yonaishi
Blueberries: Blue Crop, Blue Jay, North Blue, North Country, Northland, St. Cloud
Cherries: Attiika, Black Tartarian, Meteor, Montmorency, Stella
Cornelian Cherries
Mulberries
Nectarines
Pawpaws
Peaches: unknown Haven variety
Pears: Klapp’s Favorite, unknown red vaiety
Persimmons
Plums: American, Burbank, Ussuri
Shipova
Yellowhorns

FRUITING SHRUBS/VINES
Aronia/black chokecherry: Iroquois
Blackberry: Apache, Kiowa, Ouachita, Triple Crown
Chinese Jujube
Currants
Elderberries
Gooseberries
Hardy Kiwis: Arctic Sun, issai, Pasha, Summer Sun
Honeyberries: Berry Belle, Blue Belle, Blue Velvet, Blue Pacific
Huckleberries
Jostaberries
Jujubes
Prinsipia
Purple Flowering Raspberry
Raspberies: red, black and golden
Seaberries: Leikora
Strawberries

NUT TREES
Black Walnuts
Buartnut
Butternut
Chiquapin Hybrid Chestnut
Hazelnuts: American, Precocious
Heartnut: Westfield
Hican Lecon
Pecans Missouri

PERENNIAL VEGGIES
Horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, Rhubarb

PERENNIAL HERBS
Alfalfa, Arnica, Black Cohosh, Blue Vervain, Burdock, Chickweed, Comfrey, Dandelion, Echinacea, Elecampane, Red Clover, Red Root, Sassafras, Self Heal, Spicebush, Spikenard, Witchazel

DYE PLANTS
Alkanet, Goldenrod, Pokeweed, Woad

2010 ANNUAL VEGGIES
23 varieties of beans, 2 varieties of broom corn. 3 varieties of chilis, 4 varieties of tomatoes, 2 varieties of peas, 2 varieties of cucumbers, 2 varieties of okra, leeks, French fingerling potatoes, 3 varieties of hard neck garlic