Food Forest




"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
Galileo Galilei, Italian Scientist & Philosopher, 1564 – 1642

Townhouse residents have access to our food forest.
Bella Terra will also incorporate the "food forest" concept, which is to replace strictly ornamental plants and trees with varieties that provide abundant fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts.

Food producing plants at Bella Terra will be blended into the landscaping so that the result looks like a traditional ornamental landscape and not like a typical vegetable garden. Food plants, bushes and trees will be utilized extensively in some areas, less or not at all in others.

Even the wall along Havana Street will become a part of Bella Terra's garden. A combination of flowers and food plants, such as tomatoes, peas, beans, raspberries, grapes, etc. will turn this into a "living wall," providing beauty for the neighborhood and food for the Bella Terra community.

This integrated, thoughtful approach creates a garden that is verdant, sustainable, nurturing and beautiful. Our philosophy is to enhance the existing natural setting and create gardens that sustainably use water, require less maintenance than traditional landscaping, and are a source of food as well as beauty.


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