The Edible Understory poster showing the Beacon Food Forest

The Edible Understory 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.