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Methods for preparing land for future planting at the garden/homestead scale

 
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My plan, when we have some property of our own (hopefully next spring), is to sheet-mulch Back to Eden style (cardboard - 4-6" compost - 8-10" ramial wood chips and leaves - 1-2" manure) as much as I have materials for.  (I'm already doing this on a small scale where we are now.)  For the rest, I will plant a multi-species, multi-type cover crop, then chop-and-drop it (perhaps multiple times).  No tilling or digging (other than water control and planting holes) on my property, ever.  I also want to incorporate animals (chickens, ducks, maybe goats) in some way, but not sure yet how I want to go about it.  It will depend on how soon I'm able to get some animals, or perhaps borrow some.  If necessary, I may incorporate some Korean Natural Farming inputs, as well.

Back to Eden:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rPPUmStKQ4

Gabe Brown:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPjoh9YJMk
 
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