Lechuga Loca with Avocado Tree

A simple and practical design using recycled plastic bottle that combines relatively quick cultivation of lettuce or other leafy produce with slow germination of an avocado (or other fruit or nut) tree. The avocado (Palta) tree is native to South America and therefore can be part of a design to integrate autochthonous trees into (urban) reforestation efforts.

In this way we can combine early development of our own food forest system and/or reforestation efforts, with immediate home-scale production of edible greens.

Such a tree that is germinated in the home and on the kitchen table is not just “a tree” out in the field, but it is growing and developing within the energy field of a loving person, community or family. It will be a tree that has listened to our music, smelt our food and watched our favorite movies too. In this we are helping a new kind of edible and urban forest to grow.

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