Plant Guild Research

This fall September-November 2013 I will be collecting and planting a forest garden at the old dentist office, aka “BikeLife2”, aka my home. I have a lot of research to design the yard with plants appropriate for the area and then research good nurseries to mail order and visit. 
In September and October will be traveling to Michigan and Tennessee to visit family and friends, and attend farming and permaculture workshops. I plan to pick up the right plants at greenhouses and permaculture nurseries along the way. 

The plant list I need to research includes berries, animal fodder, coppice trees, bee fodder, peach tree, white mulberry, plum, apricot, cherry, apple, cotton wood, oak, jujube, dynamic accumulators, and nitrogen fixers.

Guilds are a way to organize plants that meet each others nutrient and physical structure needs. Guilds work in harmony instead of competition to survive and thrive. Midwest Permaculture put together this helpful guild descriptions.   


About ellieearly

I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. I moved back to Amarillo Feb 2011 after university in at Umass Dartmouth and post college adventures in central rural Tennessee on The Farm and surrounding land. Back in Amarillo I tried staring a business called Better Kitchen Gardens. This year, 2013, the High Plains Food Bank hired me to teach nutrition and gardening at the Mavrick Boys and Girls club. I'm a "Permi" a permaculutralist! I will use this site to share my Amarillo Permi ventures.
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