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Time lapse video of 500 days of growth in a cool temperate Food Forest in the SE corner of Australia

 
Chris McLeod
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Hey everyone,

The Permaculture Research Institute just published an article with a short 5 minute time lapse video of 500 days of growth in the shady food forest here. The farm is located in a cool temperate region (it rarely gets below 0'C or 32'F) and will only snow maybe once or twice a year. It is fun to watch and I've added a bit of audio commentary. There is even a wallaby snacking on the herbage at point in the video:

http://permaculturenews.org/2015/01/30/500-days-of-food-forest/

All good fun stuff. There is a link to my weekly blog too at the bottom of that article.

As the video says there are more than 300 fruit trees here over two food forests and this video is looking at the shady side which has pears, apples and nut trees.

A mud map of the place gives a better feel than my descriptions. I don't run courses here or even open the farm to the public (because of the cost of insurance), so it is nice to share the place:

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I've embedded the video here, but I hope everyone goes to the site too.



 
Chris McLeod
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Hi Burra. Many thanks, I hadn't thought about doing that and it is a good idea!

PS: I have a huge Meditteranean cottage and herb garden here too which may be of interest to you given the similarities? The summers are just getting hotter down here, so everything has to be ultra hardy.

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