The entire region seems great to look at, but it seems more conducive for animal husbandry and orchard-savanna type food forests rather than dense food forestry.
Heavily ocean influenced regions totally seem to have alot more to offer in Food Forests; any favorite keystone trees?
Kirk Hutchison wrote:
I aslo plan to start a permaculture club at my school.
The ecology of the Santa cruz mountains is highly varied depending on the elevation. lower elevations are more influenced by the ocean (fog and wind), they have less rainfall and less summer heat. Higher elevations do not receive nearly as much fog, they have wetter winters and hotter summers. on the coast they receive 18-20 inches of rain, while up the mountain they can receive up to 70-80 inches of rain...therefore, the opportunities for diversity in structure and function of food forests varies greatly depending on the site.
Some trees i am currently interested in include: Moringa, pines (for nut cultivation), almonds, macadamias, olives, pecans, Jujube, paw paw, tree tomato (Solanum betaceum (syn. Cyphomandra betacea)), feijoas (pineapple guava), and many more...im somewhat of a plant geek
I did this at my high school and it was very effective at gathering people to start a movement and get people interested in doing a pdc or just learning more. Would this be at your middle school or high school?