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Expanding on the concepts of Episode 16 by looking at ways to expand our concept of yields while also giving examples from my own experiences on how to create them. I started with 4 ideas and will continue to work through the list I have until they are done and will then return to examining Holmgren’s 12 Principles individually.
Specifically I touch on:
- Unique Features, including Microclimates
- Using What We Have
When talking about Microclimates, I mention the Heat Island Effect and muse about how this could impact urban agriculture. Here are two links to more information on this. The first is a quick read, the second, from the U.S. EPA and has a number of resources.
How Stuff Works “What is the Urban Heat Island Effect?”
U.S. EPA Heat Island Effect
When it comes to Perennials it is easy to come up with a list of trees and shrubs that will fill our needs but vegetables can be harder to think of. Here are some links to help you sort them out. The last is for Eric Toensmeier’s book mentioned in the episode.
Leaves to Live by: Perennial Leaf Vegetables (Requires a PDF Reader)
Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles
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