Definition: Non-Timber Forest Product. This term includes all products, other than timber, that are found in forests and used for human consumption.
Forest Garden farmers have consistent access to NTFPs in the form of fruits, nuts, oils, and fodder.
Sweet & Spicy NTFPS: Papaya, mangoes, oranges, limes, lemons, peaches, and apples come from trees. Beyond these nutritious and delicious fruits, some of our favorite spices also come from various parts of trees including cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.
Cashew Apples: Did you know that cashews come from apples? Cashews grow on trees and ripen on top of a fruit, often referred to as a cashew “apple”. The amazing cashew nut, and the tree it grows on, are key players in our Forest Garden Approach because of the countless ways they are benefiting the environment, Forest Garden farmers and their families.