Win a copy of Building Community this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

Interwoven Permaculture Farm and Nursery

Posts: 121
Location: Southern IL zone 6b/7
purity trees books
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Interwoven is a 160-acre farm, nursery, and community in South-Eastern Illinois.  We host events, plant tons of trees, and are home to several residents with their own personal on-site permaculture enterprises.  This thread is specifically for the Interwoven Nursery.

Our mission is to supply an affordable and diverse selection of useful perennial plants, with a focus on hardy, low maintenance species and genetics, to assist in the creation of self-regulating garden/farm ecosystems.
-To promote perennial plants as a means to feed people and heal ecosystems
-To create abundant food-producing landscapes, for the health and well-being of the planet and its people
-To acquire and preserve useful perennial plants for the future of our region
-To educate on how to garden, cook, and heal with perennial plants
-To develop and expand upon the idea of a perennial based diet

Gardening and farming with perennial plants is a solution to many of the world's most pressing problems. They can create more nutritionally dense food with substantially less work than annual based agriculture. By creating food systems based on the wisdom of nature, there is less need for human maintenance and inputs. Less maintenance and inputs mean more time and money for the gardener/farmer. Healthy forests create an abundance of food, improve air quality, are home to countless critters, and thrive despite weather extremes. No one had to plant, weed, fertilize, spray, or water the forests since they self-regulate and self-replicate. The solution to the energy and food crisis lies in the natural order found within healthy ecosystems. All mature ecosystems have something in common. They depend on perennial plants to perform many of their functions. They work together to create biodiversity, resiliency, and abundance. Humans can return to our rightful place as harmonious participants within the natural order, by reviving our relationship with perennial plants. Together we can co-create thriving ecosystems that take care of people and the planet.
[Thumbnail for amazingpond.jpg]
[Thumbnail for chestnutbed.jpg]
[Thumbnail for chestnutflowers.jpg]
Michael Longfield
Posts: 121
Location: Southern IL zone 6b/7
purity trees books
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Our current list of nursery stock that is available for immediate shipment
-Egyptian Walking Onion Top Sets
-Potato Onion Sets
-Chinese Wild Yam 'Air Tubers"

They can be requested to be shipped in fall or spring at checkout, along with the rest of our seasonally available stock such as trees and tubers.
-Jerusalem Artichokes
-Ground Nuts
-Chinese Artichokes
-Comfrey Bocking #4
-Chestnut Trees
-Black Locust Trees
-Thornless Honey Locust Trees

Consider checking out all of our permaculture nursery stock at...
Paddy spent all of his days in the O'Furniture back yard with this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic