Forest farm

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A forest farm is a site where non-timber crops are intentionally grown under an established canopy in an existing forest. This is similar to a forest garden where plants are grown in a fashion modeled after a forest. Forest farming was pioneered by Toyohiko Kagawa in the 1930s.

Forest farms grow under the canopy of existing forests, where as agroforestry is a similar approach that grows crops in land primarily focussed on trees for lumber, pulp, or other wood products, and forest gardens places an equal emphasis on all layers of a planned forest.

Some perennial crops that grow well in forest farms include: