Designing Your Perennial Farm – Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard — 3 Comments

  1. This is absolutely marvellous and I would like to carry out a similar program for an orphanage in East Sumba, Indonesia.

  2. I’m in the process of developing this in my climate in my clay hills. It’s a long process, but it starts paying off relatively quickly. The key is species selection, and if you can build a system around natives and/or hardy species, your long-term payoff is even better.

  3. Mark’s farm was heavily eroded red clay soil when they first bought it. Now after 15 years it’s a permaculture paradise with abundant wildlife, including lots of migrating birds that eat the insect pests. Mark’s family is now making and selling value added products like chocolate covered hazelnuts and apple cider.

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