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Health and Community info
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 Manitoba garden centers, including a few examples below.
Surviving in temperatures above -43°F, the alfalfa is in the Pea family. It’s scientific name is Medicago sativa, and it has a High drought tolerance.
The alfalfa requires between 12 and 65 inches of rain per annum. It is Introduced to MB.
The alfalfa has a Spring bloom period. Propogated by Seed, the fruit/seed period of the alfalfa lasts from Summer to Summer.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Manitoba, 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.
Are you growing an awesome food forest? Submit a picture and we may feature you on this site.
Grains To Avoid
. . . Shop Grains to Avoid Print Recipe Amaranth Barley Bulgur wheat Corn Durum wheat Fonio Kamut Millet Oats Popcorn Quinoa (while technically a seed, many people have problems digesting quinoa because the body digests it more like a grain – so it’s . . .