Jan 28, 2013

Winter Design Class focuses on Polyculture Design

Alison Feik developed a backyard food forest with curvilinear skill. 
The Winter Homestead Design Series helped property owners and designers to develop[p the skills to cleanly and methodically plan their landscape. We focused on ecological functions and services of the exiting Eco-system and merging the goals of the design with nature's momentum.


















Judy and Karen finish the fifth session of class specifying plants from the Natural Capital Plant Database. Each niche is populated with polycultures of mutually beneficial plants. Previous classes focused on site assessment to the structure of the design and appropriate pant types.

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Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design
Getting to know your property, the plants you have and those you can grow, is a fulfilling endeavor. With most I am the steward of the land. I give them good soil biology and they do the rest. If I group them in cohesive plant communities, they respond with greater yields. If I encourage the micro-organisms (Fungus and bacteria) , the roots obsorb more nutrients making a pest and disease resistant plant. A stronger plant that gives us more organic food and takes less energy.

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden
Self Renewing Fertility, Soil Building, Water Catchment, Tea Trail Swale, Erosion Control and Native American Medicinals