Tony Teolis/ February 9, 2015/ Gardens/ 0 comments

If I started over I would begin with a read of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. I would then map my property on a topographic map to verify surveyed contour and the overlay my garden plans on that. The design would be a south facing U-shaped sun trap with swales on contours. I did not start that way but I am moving towards that design.

Food Forest

Geoff Lawton of Australia has some of the best video examples of gardening in any and every climate. 

These are my swales 

and this fellow has some good shows of gardens all over America. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnFheTbVpASikm0YPb8pSw

The Gardening Channel With James Prigioni. A cool review of permaculture and smart design in action for food forest production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ZuuAOUIXo

I now concentrate on what we actually like to eat that are perennials. I have berries of every type, fruit trees, asparagus, horseradish, and then I throw in a whole bunch annual flowers and vegetables. I’m gearing up the green room for hundreds of plants that I’ll start from seed. All this on less than 2,00 square feet.
So I hope this helps to provide some inspiration. Let me know if you have any questions.
Tony

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