[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: https://www.patreon.com/TheSonoranDesertGrower Follow Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_sonoran_desert_grower _________________________________ Music Info: Title: Rock Angel Artist: Joakim Karud Download: https://goo.gl/bYC4OC Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Use My Music Tweets by […]
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