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Ancient Permaculture Manuals

Lauren Dixon
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Location: Kalispell, Montana
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I stumbled upon these three Roman treatises on Agriculture, written by Marcus Terentius Varro around 100 B.C..

As I sit, perusing these books with my morning coffee, I have been thrilled to discover quite a few references to stacking functions, composting, the importance of polyculture on the farm, earthworks strategies, etc. Check it out! You might learn something new.

On Agriculture: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Varro/de_Re_Rustica/1*.html
On Animal Husbandry: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Varro/de_Re_Rustica/2*.html
On Stewardship of the Homestead: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Varro/de_Re_Rustica/3*.html
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