When I was growing up, summers were spent riding bikes, eating fresh mulberries off the trees, and catching crayfish in the creek. Life was good. Every kid, wild turkey, and squirrel loved fresh mulberries. I noticed the prolificacy of the trees then, and the parallel disdain that many adults held for them. "They're weed trees, cut them down. The birds eat them and then shit on my car!" This widely-held belief seemed crazy to me. Why would anyone want to eliminate abundant fruit trees? Mulberries begin fruiting early in their lives, begin fruiting early in the season, and fruit nearly non-stop from early summer into fall.
So, mulberry is a prolific tree that rains fruit most of the growing season.
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Mulberry leaves are a tremendously high quality forage that rivals alfalfa. Here's an analysis:
Farmscale Permaculture 2016 : Crops : Microgreens
Luke Callahan on Profitable Microgreens
In this presentation, Luke Callahan shares his experience growing microgreens as a full-time business. Already an accomplished entrepreneur, Luke attended our 2015 Farmscale Permaculture course to diversify his skillset and meet all the cool folks at the course. Luke currently homesteads in Oregon.
Farmscale Permaculture 2016 : Livestock : Pastured Pork
Pastured Pork at Groce Family Farm
Luke Groce gives a complete overview of their process for raising and marketing pastured pork. Luke came to our 2015 Farmscale Permaculture course and has since purchased a larger farm and expanded the family vegetable and grazing operations.
Luke and Katherine Groce farm Groce Family Farm in Crawford County, Indiana just outside Louisville, Kentucky.
We're grafting 4,000+ apple trees in 2015. A recent scionwood collection trip included 68 heritage varieties new to Versaland. If you want a head start on planting a resilient food system, go ahead and plant apple rootstock now. We market several varieties of rootstock through New Farm Supply.
Enjoy this peek at a few heritage varieties.
This is how you mulch, fertilize, and optimize tree crops at scale using 100% organic methods. Use alleyway alfalfa and clover to mulch your tree crops. Eliminate competition, increase soil fertility, and increase water holding capacity all while hauling in no external inputs.
Win/Win/Win. Learn more here: http://www.versaland.com/workshops/farmscale-permaculture/
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