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February 2018
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Episode 48 Winter Permaculture

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.

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