[permaculture] food forest productivity

Lisa Rollens rollens at fidnet.com
Thu Mar 12 22:46:15 EDT 2009

Where are you in central MO??  I am in southern MO doing the same thing.  Do 
you need to plant honey locust in central MO???  we have them all over down 
here...both thorny and thornless.  Lisa

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From: "negiliblek" <negiliblek at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] food forest productivity


I'm going to attempt food forest plantings in central IA, central MO, and

south of Gallup, NM -so I'm full of questions for people who've actually

"done it"

When I googled leucania, I got moths and grasses... do you have the species


Did you follow the overstory, mid-story, understory, bush and ground cover


What is your opinion of Geoff Lawton's swale method for creating food 

What is your opinion of the book PERMACULTURE: A Designers' Manual by Bill

Mollison and Reny Mia Slay as a source of food forest design?

I like the honey locust tree because it puts off alot of high protien beans

and the velvet mesquite for the same reason: what downsides do you know 

for these trees?

Am I correct in thinking since both the honey locust and the velvet mesquite

come from the pea family that they'd make good nitrogen fixers?

If you have opinions that might create too serious a controversy, feel free

to email me offline -I'm looking for methods that are tried and true; not

ivory tower, outta work in theory methods.

If anyone else who has successfully plant a food forest and lives off it, 
please feel free to say what worked for you and what didn't.


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