I could herd the cattle into my "future food forest" area at night for a while and feed them the bales, which would help me distribute the hay (they are messy) and concentrate manure where I want it. I guess after doing for a while, I would then have a concentration of bio material to work with?
Is tilling, etc., only "bad" when it is part of the cultivation cycle, but acceptable as an upfront investment to reshape the land to better suit sustainable practice in the long term?
Hugh H. wrote:Your map showed some undulations already so I guess it's not perfectly flat.
Leila Rich wrote:
Phil, have you joined the Aussie PRI?
You're bound to get lots of geographically and climatically relevant info.
Hugh H. wrote:One of the things Jackie has done a lot is planting trees from seed (as opposed to grafted/dwarf varieties). While I know that Paul thinks a seed-planted tree will only give good results occasionally, Jackie claims to get good results 95%+ of the time. I don't know if Paul's statements are based on his personal experience or on the common understanding.
You've already picked two great books but I'd also recommend The Wilderness Garden by Jackie - it's only about $30 and a really easy read.