[nafex] [permaculture] Permaculture in viticulture?

Bob Randall YearRoundGardening at comcast.net
Tue Apr 21 11:52:22 EDT 2015

I’m not commercial and am dubious this would work if you are dealing with any large number of grape vines for exactly the reason you say.  

Permaculture Stacking has its main advantage as a way to get more than one use out of the same space.  It is just one technique.  If it increased labor significantly, that would trade off against the multiple use goal.  Vertical stacking (and in this case temporal stacking) makes use of the fact that grapes and blackberries on the Gulf Coast have different fruiting times (May and August), different light needs, and can be fruited at different heights.

I put them at a height I can maintain on a very sturdy wide stepped "step stool".  I am 5’9”. I think that part would work no matter what one’s height.

It turns out I don’t have any really good photos.  The attached is the best I could find.

You probably could get a better idea of this in the online video about my urban activity.



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> On Apr 20, 2015, at 9:57 AM, Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> I'm curious. Is all the work on the grapes done by machinery? If not, isn't making nearly everything done by hand into ladder work a significant disadvantage?
> -- Rivka; not much over 5' tall
> Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
> On Apr 20, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Bob Randall wrote:
>> I have had excellent results in southeast Texas stacking grapes—both muscadines and Euro-American hybrid bunch grapes on 8-10 ft trellis wires
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