Differences between a typical orchard and a Food Forest? An orchard is usually just the fruit or nut trees. A Food Forest is a whole system that incorporates food-producing plants like berries and tubers between and under the canopy of trees. These dynamic systems also include plants that attract beneficial insects and build healthy soil. In this way a Food Forest becomes a self-organized system providing for its own pollination, pest management, and soil health.

Permaculture Earth Artisans

Ponds for fish, water storage, habitat etc- by Permaculture Artisans

Good info on permaculture in orchard - create swales

Orchard system swale

Building soil in the forest garden

Lasagna Gardening by organicgardensnetwork: Create your own soil even if there was none. #Gardening #Soil #Gardening #Lasagna_Garden #Composting #Green

Pumpkins growing over an arbor providing shade for rabbits, which are providing food for ducks- a super productive small system!

An urban permaculture Food Forest design with a greywater system feeding the perennials

High density orchard techniques - Systems for small space gardening with fruit trees.

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water harvest - Where to build Water retention landscapes? Reading the landscape... DECENTRALISED NATURAL WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

A Food Forest is a gardening technique or land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Beacon Food Forest has been funded by the Department of Neighborhoods to begin phase one of the food forest plan.

5 Permaculture Tips From the Pro's - Natural Living Mamma Use these 5 simple tips when planning your garden to rebuild and rejuvenate the soil, make good use of your space, and support eco-system health.

Resource Book for Permaculture. Permies and would be permies, listen up! this is one of 26 free ebooks about permaculture and related topics available to download on this website, you just have create an account first (it's easy). With a U.K. bias but I'm sure anyone interested in permaculture will find something here. I've no links to the site BTW! just want to spread the knowledge around :-)

The health of our food begins with the health of our soils... Have you ever thought about this? Geoff Lawton shares with us the secrets of the soils and everything you need to know about starting your own garden! Watch it now on FMTV: https://www.fmtv.com/watch/permaculture-soils

Permaculture is based on observing natural systems and by mimicking them in a garden situation.By incorporating permaculture into your own vegetable garden you will increase its efficiency, help reduce the size of your carbon footprint and promote sustainability: This promotes a blend of organic harmony where companion planting flourishes, perennial vegetables and fruits thrive and annuals are sustained by a holistic approach to soil management, bringing the natural world to your back yard.

Herbs help us create healthier garden ecosystems and reduce the amount of work, allowing us to have more time to sit and enjoy our garden! Herbs will fertilize, attract pollinators and beneficial insects, provide mulch, and deter pests.

Sepp Holzer designed water system in Montana

Permaculture Soils DVD ~ Incredible dvd and the backbone of our soil life study this fall.

This permiculture landscape incorporates perennial food crops like artichokes and herbs with wildlife food sources like these perennial flowers in the planting design.