Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Abundance from Small Spaces

There is an interesting article about the cottage pictured above and how it produces an abundance of food in a small space. Key points are listed below:-
  • Avoid bare soil as much as possible.
  • Feed soils top-down through mulching.
  • Minimize tillage.
  • Tread lightly on the land.
  • Create habitat for songbirds.
  • Create habitat for invertebrates.
  • Encourage flowering plants.
  • Learn about and treasure “weeds.”
  • Respect all the layers of the forest garden.
  • Encourage fungi.
  • Practice polyculture at every opportunity (there’s a world
    of difference between organic sequential monoculture and what we do).
  • Know your plants.
  • Plant trees.
For more information visit the Permaculuture Research Institute website here.

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