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Permaculture and Garden
Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. By John Seymour August/September 2011 Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them. Some people like goats; other people cannot keep them out of the garden.
Posted16 September 2011, by Staff, Sterling Insights, sterlinginsights.com
Via Scoop.it – Permaculture UMass Amherst is one of the first universities in the nation to begin growing a permaculture garden directly outside of their dining halls to feed the campus community local, fresh, nutrient dense foods.
Soil is a natural body consisting of layers ( soil horizons ) that are primarily composed of minerals which differ from their parent materials in their texture, structure, consistency, color, chemical, biological and other characteristics. It is the unconsolidated or loose covering of fine rock particles that covers the surface of the earth. [ 1 ] Soil is the end product of the influence of the climate (temperature, precipitation), relief (slope), organisms (flora and fauna), parent materials (original minerals), and time. In engineering terms, soil is referred to as regolith , or loose rock material that lies above the 'solid geology'. [ citation needed ] In horticulture, the terms 'soil' is defined as the layer that contains organic material that influences and has been influenced by plant roots and may range in depth from centimetres to many metres.