Christina Ensalata

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I'm moving to a new property in Zone 5b. I'm brand-spanking-new to permaculture. I really want to spend a year with the land and doing some more learning before I make any major decisions regarding layout of the homestead. However, one thing I do want to do this summer is get in some fruit-bearing trees. I figure every year counts, and the faster I get to delicious apples, pears, peaches, and cherries the better!

Can anyone point me in the direction of good resources to start learning about this topic? I literally know nothing. Varieties, timing, determining soil type... Of course I've done some Google searching, but feel overwhelmed. My biggest question is how do I site the trees in such a way that I'm not later going to regret the decision if I want to do other permaculture projects around the property?

I suppose what I'd really like is an answer to the siting question, and 1 good book or 1 good website with excellent science behind it that can help me figure out planting fruit trees and placement. Thoughts?

Thanks!
3 weeks ago
Hi. Just wondering how much of the time is spent on "this year's projects" as opposed to student choice projects/experiences? I'm only asking because I'm not very interested in the 3 glass-related projects; I'm just barely at the beginning of learning AT skills and right now it's much more valuable for me to learn the skills on the student choice list rather than what seems to be designated as the year's main events. Would I have the ability to not work on the glass ones in favor of more time on other projects?

Thanks for your input.

Christina
1 month ago