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While you can feed your birds dry organic foods, you can also buy organic food that is meant to be soaked. Birds love soaked food because it is similar to the germinated seeds they would find if they were out in the wild. This helps them stay in tune with their natural instincts.
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Want to eat more organic food? A food forest is a great way to do that.
Permaculture design identifies seven layers in a food forest, from the tallest trees in the canopy continuing down below the soil layer.
There are many varieties of plants that are routinely available in Alberta garden centers, including a few examples below.
The sandbar willow has a Early Spring bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Cuttings, Seed, Sprigs, the fruit/seed period of the sandbar willow lasts from to Spring.
Surviving in temperatures above -62°F, the sandbar willow is in the Willow family. It’s scientific name is Salix interior, and it has a Low drought tolerance.
The sandbar willow requires between 10 and 70 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to AB.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Alberta, you might not have the best growing conditions in your specific area.
Talking to your local garden supplier is a great way to learn more about the plants, shrubs and ground species that will be the perfect fit for your new food forest.
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