Take look at this website for detailed info re: cultivation of chestnut trees. The article includes site selection, planting instructions for direct seeding or starting seedlings in pots, maintenance of your orchard, deer control strategies, pest and pathogen info, fertilization and watering requirements. They also list some other websites for further information.
Here's a You Tube video. It covers food value, timber value, feed value for livestock, medicinal uses.
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I've discovered a Facebook Group titled Tree Hay. There's a good discussion on the Regarians Facebook page re: pollarding trees to feed animals. Take a look at this YouTube video too.
Categories: Permaculture Guide, Food Forests, Home Page Highlight, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Trees, Bushes, Goats, Cattle, Sheep, Holistic Management, Websites
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Per the website owner:
This website provides downloadable e-books about radical agriculture, natural hygiene/nature cure and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections involving social criticism and transformational psychology.
No payment is required.
The library explores the connection between agricultural methods and the health or illness of animals and humans. A study of these materials reveals how to prevent and heal disease and increase longevity, suggests how to live a more fulfilling life and reveals social forces working against that possibility.
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Take a look at this tree. It's uses include nitrogen fixation, wild and domestic animal fodder, rot resistant timber good for fence posts and furniture. The spring flowers attract all pollinators. Coppicing increases amount of wood available for use.
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We live on 1.5 acres in the Spokane Valley. We have lived here 35 years. For the most part we have kept the place free of toxic chemicals. We have three 60 year old apple trees, two 60 year old sweet cherry trees, and a lovely, old plum tree. The fruit on that tree is like honey, no bitterness under the skin. There is also a 25 year old Black Walnut that produces a lot of nuts. We just have to figure out how to liberate the nut meats from the outer hull. Our rhubarb, raspberries and horseradish are well established. All the other fruit bearing trees are 10 years old and younger.
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Tags: Our food forest in various stages
Hi INW Permaculture Community,
Want to help out a great local farm and our community's kids?! Want to come and share your deep, sheet mulch saavy and get the Children's Garden ready for a year of action in 2014?! Come to Pine Meadow Farm Center on Saturday, July 20th, from 9AM-Noon for a morning of fun and sheet mulching, hosted by Main Market and PMFC.
All Are Welcome!
Bryan and Everyone at PMFC
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