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food forest in peru - help

 
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hi there,

soon ill be in peru, in an area in the north close to the city piura.
the latitude is 5 degrees in the south hemisphere.
the altitude is 1500.
the temps are between 15 to 30 celsius.
you have a lot of rain and fog but also a dry month with a lot of sun.
its a subtropical climate.

i want to help in this property to create a food forest, a permaculture project.
my question is what can you suggest me else than the nativ plants, what else could i integrate there?
from fruit trees to leguminos trees, to shrub plants, medicinal plants and so on.

every suggestion i will be very thankfull.
Rafael.
 
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Seek out knowledgable locals. Their knowledge of permaculture will go way beyond native plants; though they wont know the term 'permaculture', they basically invented it centuries ago.

I saw amazing 'food forests' in Peru and Ecuador. There is so much local wisdom to tap into. Most of the best practicioners in Peru probably dont even speak Spanish, that is the extent to their cultural heritage. We have a lot more to learn than to teach in many instances. This is particularly true in the Andes, IMHE.

 
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