Perennial Polycultures / Complexity & Abundance

Perennial Polycultures / Complexity & Abundance

Growing in perennial polycultures mimics the complexity and abundance naturally displayed by wild ecosystems. Cultivation happens within a horizontal and vertical spacial context, maximizing the productive yield of any given area, but also within the context of perpetually unfolding succession.

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Fields Without Fences' Lindsay Napolitano Interview on the Nurture Your Nature Podcast

Fields Without Fences' Lindsay Napolitano Interview on the Nurture Your Nature Podcast

New interview with Dina Costa of Nurture Your Nature Podcast! Lots of terrain covered in this one - and the waters wade deep! Dina is a charming and thoughtful host, and I highly recommend checking out this relatively new offering of hers… Nurture Your Nature Podcast available on iTunes

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READING THE LANDSCAPE SERIES: Snow Cover

READING THE LANDSCAPE SERIES: Snow Cover

From a permaculture perspective, late season snow presents a wonderful opportunity to read patterns in the landscape. By observing snow melt, we can easily identify where water naturally moves across the landscape, and this gives us insight into ways we might harness water flow, interrupt or redirect it, or choose select species that thrive in seasonal inundation…

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Celebrating 15 Years in Agriculture!

Celebrating 15 Years in Agriculture!

Celebrating milestones at Fields Without Fences! This season marks Johann’s 15th year of farming. For those of you who don’t know Johann, he is one half of Fields Without Fences, an organic farmer, educator, permaculture designer, ecological consultant, plant lover, and herb enthusiast. For those of you that do know Johann, you’ve probably seen him standing in a field with a laser level, planting trees, or showing up at your potluck with seasonal microbrews…

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