07 Dec '11, 12pm

Square Foot Gardening and Permaculture Join Forces (Video

Square Foot Gardening and Permaculture Join Forces (Video

OC Community Gathering /Video screen capture I have been very public about my lazivore gardening tendencies , and have even decided to take a complete break from growing food next year before shrinking my garden down to about half its size in an effort to make it more manageable. So it's little wonder that I am a big fan of both permaculture and square foot gardening as a means to making gardening less work. But while permaculture focuses on mimicking the polycultures found in nature, square foot gardening seeks to carefully manage a minimal amount of space for maximum output. So aren't the two approaches diametrically opposed? Not as much as you might think. In fact, permaculture has never been about a strict "copying" of natural systems, but rather a careful observation of the principles that nature uses to remain productive—including diverse plantings; stacking of diffe...

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