Similar to starting small, keeping things simple is all about making the starting process easier, more likely to succeed.
It's not that food gardening is particularly simple—its as complex as any other part of life. (The 'simple life', as lovely as it sounds, is a bit of a myth...) It's precisely because any project can readily grow in complexity that it really helps to keep your plan radically straightforward.
There is enough built-in complexity to deal with when you are starting out, that there's a need to keep from contributing more. (The rest of your life will likely contribute more than enough...)
Once you've got your head around that, though, its important to realise that garden complexity will grow naturally as your experience grows. So you are not trying to avoid complexity altogether, all the time, just at the start.
This is why we build our garden infrastructure in modular, easily changeable panels. If things change, you can change your garden infrastructure. You can pack it up and move to a new property, if necessary. You can decide that its better in a new spot on your land. You can make it bigger, smaller, split it in two, make hybrid shapes, bend it around a corner... all from a very simple start.
We approach soil in a similar way, making a fertility plan that can get richer over time, but is easy to start. And the same goes for gardening skills—what you should attempt to learn is similarly constrained, as well as open. Feel free to chat and find out more.
Talk to us about what we recommend for a starting plan. We won't tell you what to do, just lend our experience to the project. Ultimately, if you think you can genuinely handle a more complex project, we'll support that.
But if you're wondering what to take on, we can help work out a highly do-able plan.