Underground Cooperation Poster

Underground Cooperation Poster

by Molly Danielsson and Mathew Lippincott

In the Beacon Food Forest, community members have created guilds of plants working together to create a bountiful landscape. In this illustration comfrey and clover grow underneath a pear tree. Comfrey and clover have dense roots and foliage. These tangles keep out other plants, like grass, that would compete with the pear tree’s shallow root system.