In today’s episode I talk about two things that don’t seem to go together: Winter and Permaculture. It is based on an article that I wrote for BackHome Magazine.
While it is true that you aren’t going to grow a crop of fruit during the winter (in most climates!), permaculture is so much more than the constant production of food. Every permaculture system or design is built on a strong foundation. Strong foundations are built in the winter.
There are many things that can be done in the winter better than any other time of the year.
*Observing – No leaf cover or vegetation to block your view.
*Clearing – Sap is dormant which means less chance of disease in trees and less stress on root systems for coppicing or pruning. Plus no worries about poison ivy or venomous snakes.
*Learning – Curl up with a seed catalog or good book (hear which book I recommend wholeheartedly).
*Building – All the equity and none of the sweat equity.
I didn’t mention it in the show because I don’t want to make all shows “commercial” but please check out my Food Security Knowledge Pack. The article I talked about today is in there in the form as published in BackHome Magazine. The package is available for the bargain price of $6.99. That is sure to change as I add more articles but $6.99 now buys you lifetime updates and very likely the people that purchase now will be enrolled in any plus membership programs I offer in the future for premium content. Magazines currently cost over $5 at the newsstand. You are getting several magazine’s worth of information here.
Photo from Jeremy’s Daily Photograph.