Welcome to the Edible Forest Garden !

Klímaerdőt telepítenek a Németpróna utcába

In November 2018 we opened a Public Edible Forest Garden with the municipality of Zugló and planted the first fruit trees of the district.

  • What is agroforestry ?

Agroforestry is the practice of deliberately planting trees and shrubs with annual crops and/or animals to create a biodiverse ecosystem with ecological and economic outcomes. This practice breaks with monoculture and the use of chemicals in farming (AFAF,  Ramachandran Nair).


cf. AFAF


  • Agroforestry, let’s restore together :


  • Forest gardens :

Edible forest gardens –also known as forest gardens, woodland gardens, food forests or analog forests have been defined as “a perennial polyculture of multi-purpose plants”  and are comparable to the multistory agroforestry systems common across the tropics known as homegardens. Robert de J. Hart is generally credited with being the first to bring the concept to Europe in the 1980s when he started the UK’s first forest garden in Shropshire (Hart 1996).



  • Forest garden the movie, Martin Crawford :


  • Urban agroforestry :

Urban agroforestry is inspired by the traditional practice in rural areas. The benefits of agroforestry in the countryside are explored in the urban context. It is an experimental research and community project to explore and promote the benefits of permaculture in the city.

Goal 1 : Integrate urban agriculture and practices in planning

Goal 2 : Reduce heat stress

Goal 3: Involve the community

Goal 4: Enhance transfer of knowledge about agroecology

Goal 5: Promote freedom of gardening in the city

Goal 6: Enhance biodiversity

Goal 7: Restore and protect soils in the city, protect ecosystems and value ecosystems



  • The Edible Climate Forest in Zuglo :

This is a public edible forest garden with a management based on participation, community sharing and self-management. The land is provided by the  14th district of Budapest, Zuglo. It was initiated through a PhD by Paloma de Linares. Tools, plants and materials are exchanged with the university of SZIE through a PhD research on Urban Agroforestry in Landscape Architecture. Through research, specific trees were chosen for different purposes. The planting model followed the Permaculture Guild systems.


Trees :

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "sorbus aucuparia" Moutain ash (Sorbus aucuparia)- Attracts birds, common in hungarian gardens, resilient to pollution and drought, resistant, the seeds can survive 5 years in the ground before growing. Self fertile. Non edible.

Image associéeLime tree (Tilia cordata)- Attracts pollinators. Useful for herbal tea with the flowers. Provides shade.

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "sorbus domestica" Sorb trees (Sorbus domestica)-Edible-Fruit tree

L’image contient peut-être : plante, fleur, plein air et nature

Other fruit trees: Apple tree, Pear tree, Quince, Mulberry, Hazelnut

Berries: Redcurrants

Aromatics: Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Lemonbalm

Green fertilisers: Comphrey

Principles : 

Replant seeds in the garden and in the neighborhood, replant and spread the aromatics, reuse leaves and wood for carbon and the soil, exchange and reuse resources, exchange seeds, resting…

Not only a space for food but also for creativity and biodiversity, arts, expression

Future outcomes:

Plantation of crops, creation of benches

Gardening days

The Secret Language of Trees : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1842749742657201

Paloma de Linares, PhD candidate SZIE

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