Is It Really That Hard To Have Organic Produce For The Community
Permaculture refers to a type of gardening which require low labor input to keep it going year after year. You’ll find when you work with nature that nature will do a loot of the work for you. It is estimated by some that an acre of this type of garden can feed 50 families.
When done properly these gardens may take a year or two to set up but after that they tend themselves for the most part.
One of the first principles of permaculture is not tilling the soil, which kills all the microorganisms that keep it alive.
Limestone uses raised “no-dig” or “no-till” garden beds for his annual crops in conjunction with “swales” — ditches full of perennial plants around the beds that hold water like a sponge.
The edible ground cover plants are self-seeding, and the only “tilling” that needs to be done is done by chickens, whose manure also fertilizes the soil.
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