First entry into the trees chapter as we prepare for the food forest workshop at Terra Alta next weekend. proud moment, so many hours, hope it helps you on the journey. Enjoy, i sure did, amazing how much you learn when you write. The fun part of being an author of an online book. http://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com/chapter-6-trees/food-forests-or-forest-gardens/
A biodiverse forest that is stacked in space and time thus abundantly yielding food and other outputs including building natural capital. Seven layers or so are developed to give yields early on in the system and all throughout its life as it matures. In essence, Vines drape on trees, herbs grow next to shrubs, and roots are dug when appropriate. Meanwhile vegetables are interspersedproducing quickly while groundcovers spread to protect. Support species are highly integrated to develop soils and push the succession forward quickly. Edge is always remembered with maximum production in this system being one where there is not a completely closed canopy. Nuclei developed early on in the system, such as a tree guild, merge over time to form a holistic ecosystem. Animal integration is warranted and evolves, as the system gets older. Prepatory earthworks and soil repair often accompanies the implementation phase. Chop and drop and cycling of the layers over time are the main management tool as well as plant propagation for biodiversity and the stability and resilience that that brings.
Here is my seasonal blog, detailing the last three months and what is to come. From harvests to murmuration to our current tree planting mission, be sure to check out this one out please. https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/2019/11/12/fall-fecundity-treeyo-project-update/
Society has a problem, moving ourselves and materials, including moving the soil and processing goods, around at a great fossil fuel usage rate. How will we solve such problems? Solutions are there with appropriate technology and pattern application of permaculture design. https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/appropriate-technology/transportation-animal-power/
Bringing animals into the systems requires a reduction of industrial feed inputs all the while pumping outputs within the system for animals to feed from. A long tradition, a creative complexity, and a boon to the animals. #permaculture #holisticmanagement #regenerativefarming https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/animal-systems/fodder-crops-for-animals/
Billions of people don’t have the luxury of turning a nob to cook and our luxury to do so is quite taxing on the environment. Our daily nourishments and cravings require quite an energy input for cooking. Remember that as you read please! My…
Universal law: nature works with diversity to produce functional interconnections to facilitate flows of energy. Shall we not embrace natures teachings to lead us in these times? How can we form guilds in community? https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/chapter-2-3-or-the-11-design-principles-from-the-intro-book/diversity-guilds/