Permaculture Words of the Week:
In Permaculture, everything tends towards a succession and change from “pioneering” species to more perennial long-term species such as trees.
This is why the natural succession of any piece of land (if let alone) will tend towards a forest succession. It may take 100 years for it to become a forest, but we can accelerate it and design our gardens to become highly productive, low-maintenance food forests!
This takes some time to sink in. Usually, I think about this when I drive out to farms in the west and I see old abandoned silos grown over by vines and eventually trees.
So the Food Forest Challenge is this:
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