Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)
Evaluation is the process of assigning value to current conditions.
What are the kinds of values that are relevant to an edible art forest garden?
Edible values: Does this plant community provide nutritious or delicious things to eat?
For other insects, animals, or other plants?
Art Values: Are there any views of this plant community that evoke a positive emotional response from a human viewer? Aroma, texture, shade, etc.
Forest Values: Is this a healthy plant community? Will it be healthy 5, 10, 20, 50 years in the future?
Garden Values: What level of human intervention is required to sustain this plant community in health and to produce the expected edibles or other "crop"?