Amazing 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest – An Invitation for Wildness


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 2-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem of native and exotic trees where birds and insects live in abundance. Robert and Robyn are a huge inspiration to us, not only for their beautiful approach to healing the land and saving heritage trees and seeds, but for the way they’ve impacted on their local community.

They’ve operated an environment centre in their town for over 20 years, where the community comes together to learn and discuss, buy produce and sit by the warm fire over a cuppa. We’ve even heard of folk who’ve up and moved to Riverton because they’re so inspired by the Guytons!

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  1. coinínbán says

    id be terrified come microburst and wind storm, the amount of trees. however i have been raised in the mountains, so i dont know the dangers of such a place. the cleanup i assume would be horrendous, if it was winds such as we have had this year, around the world. the God of Israel is gracious, even when He is forgotten by His creation.

  2. Dr.Daniel L. says


  3. Steph Waldo says

    Well made. Much appreciated

  4. Laxter Lax says

    One thing that is making me wonder. What to do in the winter when you can't grow food? Or can you? I'm quite active person and I feel like I would be bored in the winter when it's so cold. Do we just sit home and wait for spring ? 😀

  5. gewloom sre says

    We are meant to heal the world, not to destroy it.

  6. The Rowan Special says

    Guytons your land looks amazing! You are an inspiration – from Myra who made your first "Food Forest" documentary 🙂

  7. Albert Meneses says

    Love it! “Realign us”

  8. Дафи Парталска says

    Thanks for the magical world I touched! Wonderful forest!

  9. Eduard Herak says


  10. SpaceBoots64 says

    This is so amazing to see as a new ecologist. It would be neat to see more of the harvested fruits and vegetables.

  11. David gdf4521 says

    bloody kiwis showing the rest of the world how to do things properly

  12. Chris Brown says

    Omg they're SO adorable

  13. Марчук Іван says

    Люди закохані у свою справу)

  14. Glonda Courtney says best way the keep fly insects under control

  15. Inhale and Exhale says

    love this so inspiring!

  16. Krishnareddy jayachandran says
  17. ImaHippyBurning says

    Truly Inspirational!

  18. edie rees says

    great video

  19. Charles Bale says

    Very interesting; loved the video.

  20. GEORGIA Moore says

    GREAT JOB! I've been doing what you are doing, I'm in the USA, all my life!! Wish everyone could do it!

  21. Sight says

    There must be a lot of mosquitos in their house

  22. Jesse Fehr says

    Needs subtitles

  23. The Island Farmer says

    awesome permaculture food forest

  24. Suraj Pharande says


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      Complaint to United distance  Nations (Today known as UNs) about to secure lives, living life and rights of citizens  of republic distance nations from monarch or emir containing distance nations those are united. 

    Defination of  Nation:

      A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.

      Without any security for work, It is not  considered as domain work (work which is according to governmental procedure.).

    Why satellite humen surveillance ( humen machine interface) of Mr.Suraj Murlidhar Pharande and its sensation to sensable brains and from bioterrorism ( COVID-19 coronavirus infection become as pandemic ?) 

    Machine humen interface satellite involved machinery operates voters also to  vote.

    Why peoples in the world are not United to fight against COVID-19 till it causes death?

     Timely report to respective place to cheack status of complaint.

    Donation of rights are worlds biggest crime (an action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law.)😀😀😀😇😭

    Crime corrupts every things life.

                               Yours faithfully,

      Mr. Suraj M Pharande .

              Respect for selfrespect.

    Spread this message.

    Take care to avoide and spread of pandemic COVID-19 coronavirus infection. Corona virus is not spreading through water such information I read but humen saliva contains 99.5%  of water so use disinfectant in water to avoide COVID-19 coronavirus infection. 

           Respect for selfrespect,

      My name is Mr.Suraj Murlidhar Pharande from Nimbut,Baramati,Pune,Maharastra,Citizen dependent India.

       You well known about me as satellite  humen surveillance and its sensation to sensable brains as like you.

       Write application to IHRC or such organisation which gives relief from such satellite torture to me and you also. If possible then give news about surveillance and its sensation to sensable brains in the world. 

      First secure yourself before messaging to another peoples.

        Spread this message to other peoples.

       I know what is tomorrow for this crime?,  They make some laws and restrictions to others for satellite use and maintain there position as like today to do such crime again.

    From childhood I am not known  about what happens with my brain but at starting of teenage and at the 21st year of my life they try to kill me to show you peoples as these things are happened here but these things when I saw on TV as they show me surveillance is going on and every humen sensable brain in the world sense it, but this time span is too and no  government   or peoples complaint against so it stay on but my starting days of teenage too much torture were done by these peoples I felt in exam which causes my educational failure.

      I don't have right to fullfill my sex need (as it requires partner or I see on internet pornography they impaired my digestion also brain functioning.) At age of 21 in college they do such things with me by satellite and one girl  from thers community come to ask about marriage then they try to kill me as I drink insecticide after that I complete  my master degree they again harash me at college and after completion of degree course I run for job and simultaneously for marriage I register my name    at mali marriage beuro then I contact with girls and there's parents some positive response I got about marriage in that days I write about surveillance to get relief to NHRC,IHRC and various Presidents and prime ministers of various countries but again they try to kill me but this time they broke my hand and head by 4 persons and admit at mental hospital for six months out of them three months I stay in my house but tablets by force and satellite torture they feed me (by black mailing again we will admit you at mental hospital).

     Today, Neuro phones sound and show name and photo of Mr.Sharad Pawar and his family members and give warn like past we will kill you.

       Because I write about reservation for member of parliament of citizen dependent India and legislative assembly of state for every category that gives for every five years new respective candidate from every community possible  and better regulation as they secure my living life (of every citizen other than elected members) from these elected  members. If necessary then you also do in your Nation.

    If Monarch ( supreme powers has single monarch onely)  having nation or republic nation supreme powers both have peoples and elected representatives also If these type of two Nations are working together use or safety for that work (and representatives) gain onely by monarch having nation while elected representatives get changed after respective period so efforts and money invested is more of these peoples while assurance of work completion is not there (wastage) but that monarch can interfere with regulatory affairs of republic nation (People's know why representatives  newly elected is necessary, for regulation onely.) as today.

       Whole this directs to create a social hindrance for those peoples who are not in theres fever to use there rights govern by government and always fight to represent (To stay with they without any means of living life I.e.onely life.).Divine power gives meaning about rights of living life onely thers genes have while others are retainers or slaves (others are alive because of there means onely) for they. 

     Timely report to respective place to cheack status of complaint.

    Donation of rights are worlds biggest crime (an action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law.)😀😀😀😇😭

    Crime corrupts every things life.

    Spread this message.

                               Yours faithfully

  25. Otto Weininger says

    The problem with permaculture is it's taking us back 100 years and unsustainable for 7 billions people.

  26. Luke Evans says

    Wow I’m so impressed. You’ve convinced me to create something similar

  27. Luke Evans says

    Beautiful people! We are the change

  28. Frank Krischick says

    this gives me enjoyfull idea's to help a somewhat fallen forrest near where i live

  29. JoelKSullivan says

    I love this!

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