Regardless of land size, add to your ability to function independently by using a food forest to supply food 12 months a year. Use swales for water, “chop and drop” for fertilizer, and chickens, if you have them, to prepare the land--all to build a forest that will literally last for 100s of years.
Permaculture guru Geoff Lawton uses the nature of a forest and “throw-away” weedy plant species to nurture the growth of perennial foods and fruit/nut trees into production—as always with minimum effort on your part and work that actually diminishes with each year of production.
The food forest is truly the crown jewel of the Permaculture movement of organic food production and sustainable living. After the DVD, Donna Coleman, Permaculturist and Permaculture Certificate Holder, will lead the discussion and question and answer session. Her discussion will also include the best plant species for North Central Texas.
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