Urban Apple Tree Polyculture

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2020: $9,000.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2022
Grant Recipient: SLP SEEDS
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Julie Rappaport
SLP SEEDS (aka Seeds Feeds)
Graphic providing Look at the relationships that exist between plants within a healthy forest, using a Permaculture lens. We mimic those layers by planting polycultures, groupings that complement each other in time and space. Each layer stacks functions, having more than one role for each plant to play. For instance, comfrey is a dynamic accumulator, but it also acts as an insectary, providing habitat year-round for beneficial insects. Adding even two layers will have a big impact.
Conference/Presentation Material
Rob Czernik, Big River Permaculture
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "Permaculture Design Training for Urban Youth Farm Design Plan"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.