I have started a small forest garden in my Los Angeles backyard. I have planted lots of fruit trees (cherry, pear, peach, avocado, mulberry, and banana [I know its not actually a tree, but felt it deserved to be included) with more going in this fall. I also have a number of shrubs and vines in place. I am working on ground-covers, which until recently were made impossible by our dog (the new fence is a life-saver). I harvested the pear tree's first crop today: 1 pear. There was 1 more, but the squirrels took it. I will post design sketches and pictures in the near future.