The annual garden is the most intensive production space in a permaculture design. A wide variety of techniques and structures can be integrated - including chicken tractors, aquaponics, glasshouses, herbs, compost bins, worm farms, vegetables and small fruit trees.
We also explore biointensive farming, no-dig gardening, sheet mulching and managing pests and fertility.
Some of the main topics are outlined below:
- Improving Soil Fertility: Techniques to manage fertility, using compost, foliar sprays and probiotic fertilisers.
- Managing Pests and Weeds: Understanding the characteristics of weeds and methods of control. Utilising biological controls, organic sprays, companion planting and rotation of plants.
- Seed Harvest: Techniques to select for beneficial traits, collect seeds and propagate plants.