Permaculture gardening takes into consideration the BIG picture of location, climate, altitude, rainfall, soil quality and all other local factors affecting the garden site. Aerious currently uses the Herb and Vegetable garden at LivingWell Nature Spirit Sanctuary as a teaching and demonstration site.
In this very rainy Climate we mulch the beds heavily in winter to build the soil and protect it from having its minerals leached out. In spring we grow starts in the green house to extend our growing season. In the growing season we mulch the beds again to keep the soil moist and suppress weeds. In the summer the garden is very productive supplying our salad and vegetable needs thru September and October. Drying and preserving the fall harvest supplements winter food supplies.