Anyone, if they want, can garden. Design is the key.
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Good day. I'm working on an ebook based on the articles from my gardening column in the Tribune, Field to Table. The book will include photos of my gardens and favourite plants. Stay connected for details.
Permaculture is an ethically based design methodology. The word permaculture was coined by its co-founders Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Permaculture is formed from two words permanent and agriculture. A is for Ant. Ants help to protect the garden from Aphids. B is for Bee. Both honey bees and bumblebees help the garden to grow. Bees pollinate the plants so the plants will produce fruit and vegetables. C is for Chickens. Chicken give eggs and help to recycle food and yard waste. D is for Ducks. Ducks eat slugs and snails that want to eat your vegetables. E is for Ethics. Permaculture design is based upon an ethical foundation: people Care, Earth Care, Fair Shares. F is for Food Forest. A food forest is a garden modeled upon a forest. G is for Gardening, garden, and gardener. Gardeners are growing food, herbs and flowers in the garden. H is for Hügelkultur: Hügelkultur is raised garden beds filled with rotten wood and covered with soil and compost. These raised beds require little attentio…