As a forest garden designer, I often focus on trees, upright shrubs, and canes when thinking about obtaining a yield of fruit. But even the ground cover layer in a forest garden can provide a yield of this type. Fruiting ground cover plants are useful for suppressing weeds and unwanted growth, conserving moisture, and reducing evaporation from the soil. They can also fulfill a range of other ecosystem functions.
Before planting any new ground cover, check with your regional University Extension office or a local garden center expert for advice on plants that may be invasive in your area.