A Permaculture Plant Guild is a useful polyculture combination of functional plants that co-exist and produce synergistically with minimal input. It mimics groups of plants grown in natural ecosystems. When mature it is self-mulching, self-fertilizing, free of pests yet full of pollinators and it will produce more in this one little area than any individual monocrop. Remember the Permaculture principles. . .care of the earth, care of the self, share the rest. One classic example of a guild is The Three Sisters (Corn, Beans, Squash) but often the Indians would add in a forth sister, Cleome (a nitrogen fixer). more . . .
List of Trees that Grow in Deary Idaho 83823.
Noxious Weeds in Deary Idaho and What They Tell Us: Artemisia: Indicates soils high in potassium Asters: Indicate alkaline soils, poor humus and poor drainage Bindweed (Convulvulus arvensis): shows up when the soil is worked before it dries out. It is a sign of low humus and moist, poorly-drained soils and more. . .
List of Mammals in Deary Idaho 83823. Includes wild and domestic mammals and the fish in our local ponds.
Permaculture Design Exercise: List of Grasses on Elk Meadow Farm in Deary, ID 83823 Common and scientific names.
Permaculture Design Exercise: Birds Seen at Elk Meadow Farm in Deary, ID 83823
Black Bird, Red-Winged, Black Bird, Yellow –Headed, Black headed Grosbeak, Bluebirds, Cedar waxwings, lots more. . .
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