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    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.

    Good info on permaculture in orchard - create swales

    We discovered a fantastic introduction to the benefits of Permaculture. It was written by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, and is full of great ideas to keep your garden thriving, including tips to make a garden on your roof, walls or a balcony if you don't have any other space available. You'll also discover the wonders of the "animal tractor" and "chicken greenhouse", designed to make your garden more efficient and self-sufficient!

    How to create a permaculture forest garden #edible forest

    5 Permiculture 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.

    Building soil in the forest garden

    Plant an Edible Forest Garden

    This is a picture of The Eden Project in Cornwall England. This is a polyculture design of permaculture. Conventional farming uses monoculture planting. This makes the plant more susceptible to pests and disease.

    Happy Earth, an incredible suburban food forest. Love this- you don't need a lot of space to grow a LOT of good food!

    Food Forest ! Design, Learn and Build your own with www.p3permacultur... #permaculture

    Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.

    Recycled Bottle Drip Irrigation System

    The Apple Guild

    A one-year-old permaculture guild. Surrounding a peach tree are comfrey, gooseberry, currant, mint, strawberry, clover, garlic chives – and volunteer dandelion and creeping charlie (kept as nutrient accumulator and groundcovers–chopped and dropped occasionally).

    1 hour long film on creating your own food forest.

    Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

    The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur | Permaculture Magazine

    Permaculture - Micro Forest Gardening. Designing a Food Forest for Small Spaces. Great for Urban Homesteading and Farm

    How to make an attractive edible garden: Always wanted to grow your own food? Don’t banish the plot to the furthest corner of the backyard! Instead, turn it into a feature with a lo...

    permaculture in France

    How to Grow Your Own Blueberries - Choosing the right variety, soil and water needs, how to keep the birds away from your blueberries.