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Agroforestry Demonstration

In 2004, KFBG adopted agro-forestry methods, converting some of our traditional single-crop orchards into mixed forest gardens that mimic the natural forest structure. Fruit trees are inter-planted with edible crops, such as pineapples. Legumes are planted in alternate hedgerows for green manure, and cover crops protect the land from soil erosion. Planting according to agro-forestry principles reduces damage by insect pests, requires very little maintenance or chemical fertiliser and gives a variety of fruits and other harvestable crops all-year-round. (This site in the Upper Area is for Guided Vistors only, there is a Fruit Forest site in the Lower Area of KFBG, which is open to visitors)