I'm enjoying this video by David the Good. I'm trying to establish a food forest in an existing woodland, and I think David has some great advice about coppicing existing trees, retaining their usefulness while keeping them from shading everything else out:
In spite of the challenges, I am very grateful that I ended up with a field. It's a blank slate and I don't have to grapple with some of these issues, or with choosing what to cut down and what to leave. But there are pros and cons to every site I suppose
When you reach your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
Just put the cards in their christmas stocking and PRESTO! They get it now! It's like you're the harry potter of permaculture. richsoil.com/cards