Apr 12, 2017

Xeric Pomegranate Polyculture Spain

In the Altiplano of Spain we have dry summers and cold winters. Capers and Judas Tree are Nitrogen fixers. This layout is for a linear planting along a swale and berm system. The dry climate inclines us to spread out the trees more and cover the soil with a diversity of shrubs and perennials.






















Pistachio with Apricot and fast growing nurse trees. Pistachio will take years to grow to fruiting, so other temporary trees are used so shelter the plants and create the cooling needed in the soil. This will create considerable organic material for the soil and mulch.

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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.

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A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden
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