Here is the process I’m currently going through for how to build my own self reliant homestead, and I thought you might find it helpful if I shared the process with you.
I’m happy to see the increasing popularity of forest gardens and permaculture in general.
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It is good to see graphics with which we’re all so familiar, and which we can instantly feel at home with – much as those created by Andrew Jeeves in his illustrations for Bill Mollison’s Permaculture books of the 1990s. The addition of colour-coding to the features on the plans, and the usage of a real-time presentation adds so much more, 25 years after those books introduced the concept to many of us. These plans have so much perfection in the detail and so many ideas ! Sadly, we can’t provide walnuts for pig foraging in the UK – acorns certainly! Thank you for sharing this resource with us !
How many acres is your farm?
Dumb question but I can’t see the answer scanning through your blog – where are you growing your food forest? I’m in south Florida for reference.
Thailand = same climate, many of the same plants. We’re in a rather harsh area with bad soil. Some areas are super lush.
I’m always seeking out seeds and plants from Thailand because of the similarities in climate.
Sometimes they won’t grow because the enzymes, microbes, etc. in the soil are different. Many/most seeds from the US won’t grow here.
Fascinating – hadn’t thought of that. I’ll keep trying and see what pans out. :)