Perennials can be successfully combined in space and time with annuals and animals in mixed polycultural systems. These growing regimes can reduce risk by adapting to variable weather, diversifying yields, and extending harvest seasons, with great potential for value-added products. These advantages hold true because polycultures support a healthier farm by providing enhanced ecosystem services. Valenzuela will discuss these types of mixed plantings, including potential crops for interplanting, succession, catch-cropping strategies, cover crop and ground-cover options, hedgerow habitats, and animal rotations as ways to increase long-term diverse yields and foster ecological resilience.
Permaculture, Gardening, Food, Health
E | 1:30 pm
Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens