|Topic by MsDebbieP||posted 01-29-2010 10:10 PM||8807 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
01-29-2010 10:10 PM
Thanks to Robin’s review of the book on permaculture, I’ve become fascinated with the concept of tree guilds.
What is a Tree Guild?
Guild gardening is about copying Mother Nature, who is able to create a prolific array of plants and produce in basically any environment. She is also able to do this without a lot of physical labour – the plants themselves do most of the work, along with the healthy soil that is naturally created and the creatures who come to visit or live there.
Here, at GT, we have a good discussion about a walnut guild, working with the toxic juglone issue. I plan to set up a walnut guild this spring, or start to anyway. I also want to look into creating guilds around the rest of my fruit trees.
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-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)
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