In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton's amazing 23-year-old food forest.

The two-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem.  By using a mixture of shrubs and trees which provide a variety of functionality to the forest ecosystem, the couple utilizes vegetation that work with each other to replenish nutrients in the soil while maintaining a healthy balance of sizes for even light distribution on the forest floor.  

By planting a variety of plants & trees, the couple allows nature to expand naturally in a symbiosis with each other to ensure rich soil and multi-layered views.

You can check out the full video of these wonderful concepts below to understand how the push toward Permaculture can spur entirely new levels of insight into how nature can self-manage itself while providing rich resources to Earth's many creatures.