Plessage is a technique of creating a living fence by weaving a row of plants. It started as a way to allow Europeans farmers as much "forest" as possible along the edges of their fields, as well as providing all the other functions of a wall. Gardens Ideas, House Ideas, Diversity Wildlife, Helpful Support, Allowance European, Multiplication Species, European Farmers, House Shit, Living Fence
hedge with summer foliage. A living hedge not only keeps livestock fenced but also prevents soil erosion and water runoff. Living hedges are good wind blocks and snow collectors as well as habitat to birds, insects and small mammals. And they sequester carbon, rather than produce it, such as during the maufacture of chain link or plastic. Photo by Penny Mayes.