How To Plant A Permaculture Orchard

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Most gardeners have heard of permaculture, but what exactly does it mean? The term is a contraction of the words “permanent” and “agriculture.” It refers to a sustainable type of agriculture with the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem. A permaculture fruit orchard design contains a variety of fruit trees and other plants that will look and act like natural ecosystems. This type of planting is sometimes called a “fruit tree guild.” Fruit Tree Guild Permaculture Transforming vacant land into an aesthetically pleasing and productive orchard is an appealing concept with many advantages. Planting trees benefits the environment by reducing urban heat, absorbing noise and carbon emissions, limiting water runoff, and creating habitats for wildlife. In addition, organic and wholesome crops result. A fruit tree guild orchard includes not just several individual fruit tree specimens, but layers of trees and plants. This maximizes the harvest and echoes the […]

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