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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote This is a more in depth discussion of the topics I bring up in this Edible Baja blog: Permaculture in the Desert: Sonoran Desert Food In this article I walk you through how to look at Food Forest Theory with a Sonoran Desert lens. I start out the video with a brief snippet of a family hike on a southern arizona “sky island.” These are mountains that create biodiversity in the Sonoran Deserts, this particular one is home to a trout lake, springs, bears, deer, foxes, and all kinds of other critters. Tons of plants too. We then transition to a more traditional Sonoran Desert ecosystem: an Ironwood Forest. This is within a mile of where I live. I suggest taking hikes within a mile of the site you’re working on. See what’s thriving. Try to understand why it’s thriving and replicate those conditions at your site. In this article, I propose we grow native foods for production, and accept the limits of exotics in our dry land environment. Change what our concept of food is and establish a relationship with the Sonoran Desert. It can feed us. We can grow bumper crops of native edibles, medicinals, and pollinators on rainwater alone. We can establish a system that brings in wildlife that we can too harvest and see as a product of our permaculture system. In a previous article I discussed the basics of Food Forest Theory. That article can be found here: Permaculture Food Forest Theory The video blog that accompanies this article can be found here: Support Permaculture Media for the Sonoran Desert: Follow Me on Instagram: _________________________________ Music Info: Title: Rock Angel Artist: Joakim Karud Download: Contact: Use My Music Tweets by JoakimKarud Desert aquaponic […]


  • Permaculture Vida 1 year ago

    Thank you for the classroom style video! Permaculture is stepping back and learning from natural systems for sure. I agree that these observations are critical to understand. Then, these observations must be applied into a designed system for longterm abundance. With that, one can balance out the diversity with native or non-native annual/perennial plants and trees. Thanks again for the informative video!!!

  • Heather Marie 1 year ago

    Mt. Lemmon??

  • White Tuberose 1 year ago

    15!seconds in and you’re already spouting Marxist communist propaganda? I’m here to learn about permaculture and your concern is “not enough non white people in permaculture”….and let me guess, white peoples need to fix that for you. Anti white bigotry and racism is alright as long as “your people” can benefit, right?

  • ole kluften 1 year ago

    Love this video.

  • Preston Petit 1 year ago

    Keep sjw politics out of gardening.

  • Revolutionary Hippies 1 year ago

    I'm looking for someone to design a permaculture forest for me in cochies county Arizona how do I get in contact

  • Clint Culberson 1 year ago

    Great emphasis on the native plants. I totally dig. I think we can still plant the exotics but the base being on native species is true wisdom. Glad I found your channel brother.

  • Esteban Zavala 1 year ago

    Hey man, I am from Ciudad Juárez, im starting a project where i would like to share permaculture and build infrastructure to capture rain water for all the city and fill again the underground water. Do you have any mail/Phone for advices (If funding is obtained, ill pay for your support)

    Thank you for sharing

  • monkeymanwasd123 1 year ago

    permaculture has plenty of diversity its just that many people dont want to or it is too expensive to do you tube videos and such they are more likely to only teach within or around their communitys

  • Guineith Isaacs 1 year ago

    I do permaculture but am not certified. My politics are right wing and I see Permaculture as the best prepping strategy out there. A barrier to me becoming certified is definitely economic. I trained at College level as an Environmental Scientist and to me Permaculture just makes so much sense!
    But I look around and I can see that as a Right Wing Prepper who is into Permaculture I'm pretty well on my own around here.
    I live in Central Victoria, Australis and our climate here is semi arid. Opuntias and Agaves grow really well here. I even have a very small Saguaro, it is so nice to see all those Saguaros in their natural habitat!

  • Ron Swanson 1 year ago

    Social Marxism making its way into permaculture now? PS the music distracting.

  • James Anthony 1 year ago

    How much space do you need to do the full Sonoran Food Forest? Like if you wanted to do the whole thing from the Tall Tree layer down to the Root Layer, centering on just one tree for instance. I realize it depends on how many of each plant you want to grow, but if we go with the minimum to feed one person…

  • EARTHCRAFT 1 year ago

    As a designer, I find that the worst people in the world to work with, are permaculture "people"….. We offered permaculture financing for people, and they were appalled at the idea that people wouldn't just "give" them money to save the planet….I'm talking on a scale of hundreds of different permaculture dreamers….

  • Marley Najera 1 year ago

    Do you think theses plants would thrive in the Mojave Desert

  • Dani Syx 1 year ago

    sea sick in 39 seconds. audio sucks balls. thanks but no thanks.

  • Emmanuel M. A. 1 year ago

    I doubt you would need any validation on your concerns of lacking diversity and opportunities for people of color. For me it was very present the moment I walked into the classroom and stayed with me throughout the course. I too share a desire to make this knowledge available and and appealing alternative to the current options available. I have been thinking for a while what the best delivery method would be. As an introvert the idea of being on camera is very unappealing yet I find podcasts and Blogs to be less effective in reach and engagement. My intention is to do a spanish version of what you are doing, and maybe eventually Yaqui. Your work is very valuable and expect to be learning much from it.

  • A_ H_ 1 year ago

    I absolutely love everything you’ve said! I’m a brown person taking part in the permaculture movement out here in the Sonoran Desert as well, and everything you said just articulates what I’ve been pondering about too. Your “where is the love” point is so true — I hate that many of our homes required the bulldozing a bunch of cactus. When we then take that little yard and put a big avocado tree in it, it just feels a bit off. My sentiment is that the permaculture movement should embrace genetic engineering and design our local natives to make them as economically productive as the non-native edible alternatives. Or perhaps design the non-native edibles to have similar ecological properties to what our natives have. Obviously, that would take a lot of capital, but assuming it was easily accessible to do, what would your views on this be?

  • Christopher Swartz 1 year ago

    A "lack of diversity" ? Really? So we have to bring race or economic status into a design ethic? I've never taken a PDC but I can still implement, read, watch videos and apply permaculture to my life. So ridiculous for you to make a claim without human diversity, we can't learn or apply permaculture. We don't need to blame race or socioeconomic status when we can take personal responsibility and walk outside and learn for free from nature.

  • MisterBassBoost 1 year ago

    Awesome video

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