Ground Cover Creeping Sedum - fast-spreading, drought tolerant and easy to keep in check. It grows in the hot, full sun or in the shade. It doesn't seem to have any special soil requirements. In June, it's covered with tiny yellow flowers.
Apple guild: A Permaculture Idea. plant in Guilds, where each of the plants in the group provides value for each of the other plants in the group. Enhancing the productivity and health of the entire Guild.
7 Easily Propagated Fruits for Transforming Your Backyard into a Food Forest