Would you like to learn how to create your food forest ?
Yes, we humans are able to learn how to design for a high level abundance and diversity of food never seen in wild settings.
The long road to http://www.perennialsolutions.org/
Experience is my best teacher – Working from patterns to details.
In Chão Sobral, October is a month full of fruits as you can observe here:
Below, is about a small piece of land, on a rocky ridge crest, that we can flood irrigate, and includes the following plants
already planted – some old, some young trees:
- tangerines 2 kinds
- apple 3 kinds
- mulberry 2 kinds
- peach (already canopy – shade)
- holly tree
- hazel nut
- kiwi vines
- grape vines
- goji berry
- black currants
- blue berry – mirtiles
- thornless black berry
- orange trees 2 – in pots
- feijoa – in pot
- elder berry
- lime – linden
- camelia japonica
- albizia lophanta
- cassia corymbosa
- many flowers!
it’s going to be a dance – growing together!
Inside this plot, in the policarbonate panel – polytunnel green house, another dance-party:
- grafted and non grafted avocado
- grafted cherimoya anona
- strawberry guava
- kumquat – a dwarf citrus
- pepino dulce
- lemon grass
- passion fruit
- Yacóns: Smallanthus sonchifolius, Syn.: Polymnia edulis, P.sonchifolia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yac%C3%B3n)
- jerusalem artichoke
- tamarillo – brazil tomatoe – tree tomato
So beside these perenial plants we can also add the normal annual crops – we just need to find the edge!
- current / May 2013, yields from this green house: cabbage, potatoe, new zealand spinach, kumquat, lemons.
- it also functions as a plant nursery
Up dates from the evolution of these living systems will be at:
Looking forward to hear from you and your abun-dance experience!
“Permacultura (Cultura Permanente) é um sistema ético de design ecológico.”
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Chão Sobral – Oliveira do Hospital – Serra do Açor
Permacultura na Serra do Açor – Portugal
“Comida que nunca acaba” / Permacultura no Malawi
Centro de Ecologia Integral
Response from Wendy of Dorset:
Oh for the climate to grow that list of fruit! Although, apart from the citrus and avocado, I do grow most of them, with over 40 species of fruit in the orchard, greenhouse and polytunnel – despite the weather! I’m working on the citrus, but avocados are a bigger challenge in Dorset.