[permaculture] geezzz...lions in Highland Park, IL?

Robert Waldrop rmwj at soonernet.com
Thu Aug 18 22:44:59 EDT 2005


As I understand it, the basics of permaculture can
be applied anywhere.  The thing to do is observe,
learn, apply permaculture principles, try
experiments, learn some more.  If you want someone
to hand you a cookie-cutter recipe for a Wisconsin
permaculture project, well, it probably doesn't
exist.  But it is OK to make one up as you go
along, sometimes those recipes are the best.

Hmmm, I am in zone 7, central Oklahoma, but if I
was in Wisconsin. . . I would do research about
what edible and useful plants are native to that
area, and that's where I would start.  Then I
would look for useful and edible plants from other
parts of zone 3 or from similar climates elsewhere
in the world.  I would explore short season
annuals, and season extending techniques.

Since yoiu mentioned that you have already lived
the permaculture life, only in a warmed area with
a longer growing season,  you are presumably
already familiar with the basic principles of
permaculture and have experience applying them to
zone 7 climates.  Well, transfer that knowledge
and experience to Zone 3, only adapt it to the new
circumstances.  Your local county extension office
can give you some advice about short season crops
and annual garden crops that are suited to your
climate. You might find details about useful or
edible native plants from your area at the website
of one of the  major universities in Wisconsin.

Robert Waldrop, OKC




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LANT" <lynnann at newnorth.net>
> You seem to be a very elite group (and I'm glad
to have found you..hidden away)...with lots of
credentials...NOW....let's bring it down to the
people like me......k?  I found you all whilst
researching ways of living with invasive plant
species...without being a "plant Nazi"...any help
you can send me will be greatly appreciated...
>




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