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  • Writer's pictureTravis Leicht

100 Sarasota Food Forests by 2030*

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

For the average Floridian, the percentage of consumed food grown within 100 miles has declined rapidly over the last several decades.

We have replaced natural, locally grown food with processed, chemical laden “products" which travel hundreds or thousands of miles before they hit the dinner table, to the detriment of our health and the sustainability of our environments.

The overall mission at OnSite Tree is to localize food, and to do that, we need your trees. Forida consists of mostly sand, devoid of the nutrients necessary for abunant food growth. Tree waste in the form of wood chips and biochar serves as the carbon base for compost, a nutrient-dense soil ideal for growing food. Here is just a short list of what can thrive in our region under the proper conditions:

  • Citrus, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, and tangerines

  • Avocados

  • Mangos

  • Guava

  • Papayas

  • Bananas

  • Various Berries - blueberries, strawberries, mulberries, etc.

  • Pineapples

  • Passion Fruit

  • Dragon Fruit

  • Tropical Herbs - basil, mint, lemongrass, and oregano

  • Various peppers

  • Tomatoes

  • Olives

  • Okra

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Taro

A food forest is a sustainable and diverse garden design which combines edible plants, trees, and shrubs to create an effective, low-maintenance ecosystem for growing healthy food.

What we do: Provide customers with infrastructure, education, and maintenance to grow healthy and sustainable food on their own land.

We are your one stop shop for:

  • Site prep - Clearing + Grading

  • Irrigation

  • Fencing

  • Mulching

  • Design and Planting

  • Chicken Infrastructure (coop and automated feed/water)

  • Monthly maintenance plan

Interested in beginning your very own food forest? Call or text today to schedule a free consultation or to come visit us at the farm. We'd love to meet you and discuss your options!

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