Category Archives: Permaculture

A-bun-dance and sub-tropical greenhouse in Chao Sobral Portugal 2013

Hi

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:

http://permacultura-terras-altas.blogspot.pt/2012/10/fruits-for-every-meal-october-fruit.html

Below, is about a small piece of land, on a rocky ridge crest, that we can flood irrigate, and includes the following plants

http://permacultura-terras-altas.blogspot.pt/2013/05/o-quintal-evoluir-para-um-bosque.html

http://www.permacultureglobal.com/posts/2722

Extreme stacking

already planted – some old, some young trees:

  • olives
  • tangerines 2 kinds
  • lemon
  • apple 3 kinds
  • mulberry 2 kinds
  • peach (already canopy – shade)
  • holly tree
  • walnut
  • hazel nut
  • kiwi vines
  • grape vines
  • goji berry
  • black currants
  • rasberry
  • blue berry – mirtiles
  • thornless black berry
  • kaki
  • fig
  • orange trees 2 – in pots
  • feijoa – in pot
  • elder berry
  • lime – linden
  • magnolia
  • 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:

already planted

  • grafted and non grafted avocado
  • grafted cherimoya anona
  • lemon
  • strawberry guava
  • kumquat – a dwarf citrus
  • pepino dulce
  • lemon grass
  • verbena
  • aloe
  • passion fruit
  • physalis
  • 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:

http://www.permacultureglobal.com/projects/1118-mountain-steep-permaculture-permacultura-em-declive-de-montanha

Looking forward to hear from you and your abun-dance experience!

Warmly

João Gonçalves

“Permacultura (Cultura Permanente) é um sistema ético de design ecológico.”

(+351) 96 96 80 009

Chão Sobral – Oliveira do Hospital – Serra do Açor

http://permacultureglobal.com/users/902-joao-goncalves

http://chaosobral.org/index_pt.htm

http://agricultura-familiar-tradicional.blogspot.pt/

https://picasaweb.google.com/joaovox

http://picasaweb.google.pt/uniprochaosobral

http://picasaweb.google.pt/festerrar

Visite

Permacultura na Serra do Açor – Portugal

http://permaculturinginportugal.net/blog/

“Comida que nunca acaba” / Permacultura no Malawi

http://www.neverendingfood.org/

Centro de Ecologia Integral

http://www.integralecology.org

 

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.
Best
Wendy
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Men in Sheds

The new Men in Sheds project in now in its planning stage after visits to the gardens centre within the Sturminster Newton High School grounds.

We would welcome any idea’s and suggestions from anyone about raised beds, permaculture and related topics.

Lets try and give the idea its very best plan and embrace all the different trends in growing and the care of soil.

The scheme would like to have any gardening tools that you may now not use or need a little care and attention. We believe that restoring old tools could become another facet of the scheme.

Help on all fronts will be welcomed, for info or idea’s please respond to our website of stur.transitiontown1@gmail.com

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Permaculture Event in East Stoke, Wareham

Permaculture in Spain

This was an offshoot from the keyhole bed we created in Market Hill Gardens. The Spanish group followed us online and with some instruction from John Hillman. They are a community garden group called Eden Gardens.

Reminder! – MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY at 3pm – Permaculture at Orchard Farmhouse

Ms. Louise Cartwright will be coming to discuss creating a Land Learning project here. We also have John Hillman attending who is a permaculture designer.

There will be a short tour of the Orchard Farmhouse property looking at use of renewables, the forest garden, woodland and wildflower meadow.

We will be having tea in the farmhouse afterwards.

Permaculture at Orchard Farmhouse – Monday 20th February at 3pm

Ms. Louise Cartwright will be coming to discuss creating a Land Learning project here. We also have John Hillman attending who is a permaculture designer.

There will be a short tour of the Orchard Farmhouse property looking at use of renewables, the forest garden, woodland and wildflower meadow.

We will be having tea in the farmhouse afterwards.

Landshare Newsletter June 2011