A 10-Acre Permaculture Project
One of my pet peeves about
the permaculture world is that we all read the same books and then we
regurgitate the information. After you see the same idea in print
five times, you assume it works...even if no one's really tried it.
Sara McDonald's A
10-Acre Permaculture Project: Site planning in the humid subtropics begins to fill that
gap. This design plan presents several good ideas for working
around a high water table and producing an interwined permaculture
farm. I particularly enjoyed the beautifully drawn diagrams and
the year-by-year implementation information --- I could have saved a
lot of money and heartache if I'd planted my garden in cover crops for
soil building from year one and waited to plant fruit trees until year
Of course, what I really
want to see is before and after photos taken every year for the next
decade with information on which parts succeeded and failed --- I'll
look forward to buying that followup ebook in 2021. In the
meantime, I hope other non-big-name permaculture practitioners will
self-publish their own plans and followups. I promise, it's very
easy to put an ebook up on Amazon, and if you tell me about your plan,
I'll buy it and review it.
Looking for a way to brighten
a homesteader's day? Our POOP-free chicken waterer can hang on the mantel with
the stockings and provide a perfect Christmas surprise.
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