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Designing Your Perennial Farm – Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard, manager of New Forest Farms and author of the book Restoration Agriculture, will offer a critique of annual crop-based staple food production, while laying the ecological framework and reasons for designing a perennial staple food crops farm.

You will gain the basic skills to begin the transition from annuals to a permanent, perennial agriculture incorporating everything from nuts and berries, to livestock and fruits and vegetables.

Shepard’s talk will introduce the concept of ecosystem mimicry, Keyline water management and will help you to chart a path forward to a truly ecologically designed farm.

This was presented by Mark Shepard at PV1 in March 2014.

Learn more and listen at permaculturevoices.com/podcast.

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