• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • paul wheaton
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Miles Flansburg
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Anne Miller
  • Greg Martin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mark Tudor
  • Pearl Sutton

Advantages to cold dry hillside homesteading?  RSS feed

Posts: 38
Location: Cascadia!! Sebastopol
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Im trying to think of a few benefits to homesteading in cold dry climates on hill sides... besides the cost of land...lol

anyone know any delicious plants that require hard long freezes? im talking zone 7b still with a 5month hot growing season (south central WA)
Posts: 3731
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

My cold dry garden has few insect pests, and approximately ZERO mosquitos. Hillsides are great for growing orchards and vineyards, because frost damage is minimized.

South facing hillsides are great for keeping animals, because they stay warmer in the winter, and offer earlier grazing in spring, and later grazing in fall.

Humans and their filthy friendship brings nothing but trouble. My only solace is this tiny ad:
177 hours of video: the 2017 Permaculture Design Course and Appropriate Technology Course
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!