Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • Michelle Smith says:

    There are only a few crops that can be planted in succession in my region (Idaho). The growing season is short so we struggle to get many crops like tomatoes to maturity. In the winter the grown freezes hard so having a winter crop is out. It would be nice to have you address this with students. We don’t all live in zone 8.

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    • Bret James says:

      Hey Michelle! It’s definitely true that people who live in colder climates might need to adjust their desires to what actually can grow there, or live there, to truly eat sustainably. First, this includes even shifting more towards a meat based diet for calories (as traditional societies in cold climates did / do). Second, you can of course leverage some season extending strategies such as high tunnels, cold frames, geodesic domes with thermal batteries, passive solar greenhouses and more. I’ve seen fruit trees growing and veggies year round in Zone 5/4 (possibly could go colder but I haven’t seen it with my own eyes) with the use of these strategies. Many of these are talked about throughout the course (mostly in later lesson).

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  • Patrick Sant says:

    I always enjoy these lessons as this is the area of permaculture that I am more nervous about.

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