Forest Permaculture

Forest Permaculture is an integrated three dimensional design of permanent agricultural layers combining tall trees, small trees and shrubs, vines, perennial and self-seeding ground covers, and livestock to sustainability and permanently provide nutrients. Okay, that sounds so serious and professional.  Permaculture is a method of farming management where the environment provides food for your livestock.  …

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12 Herbs That Your Poultry Love, That Love Them Right Back!!!

[reposted from my blog at Capper Farmer: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/poultry/12-herbs-that-your-poultry-love-that-love-them-right-back.aspx ] Borage Borage is an herb which contains phyto-nutrients such as flavonoids, resveratrol, carotenoids and glucosinolates, minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron and is high in vitamin C and A. It also contains a special Omega-6 fatty acid called GLA which plays a vital …

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Fall Garden and Pasture Checklist

Clean: In your garden, orchard and vineyard, cut back, rake through, remove diseased foliage and plant cover crops to exposed soil. Hydrate: Give your trees and shrubs a nice long drink to hydrate them throughout the winter months. Amend: Amend your soil with manure, compost, sand, peat moss and kelp meal. Build up those nutrients! …

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