Backyard food forest gardening is based on ecological principles.  Have you ever wondered how forests develop, how they regenerate after destruction, why certain plants grow happily in certain areas without any human intervention? And have you wondered if we can learn from how nature does it to create more productive, low environmental impact gardens?

Ecological principles applied in backyards promote high productivity in a small space because relationships between soil, plant species and environmental factors are considered.  Angelo Eliades explains in this video the permaculture approach to backyard gardening.