During this post, we’re going to take a look at some trees that have edible leaves. Since trees can produce prolific amounts of leaves, there is a great opportunity to access a generous supply of greens, with relatively minimal effort when compared to cultivating annual greens and salad leaves.

We…


Cornellian Cherry is undoubtedly one of the easiest fruit you can grow in a temperate climate. The plants produce a reliable crop of delicious fruits year in — year out, have close to zero pest and disease pressure, and appear to get on very well with a vast range of…


I’m so looking forward to the spring to meet our Polyculture Study crew and get back into the gardens. This season we’ll be shifting our focus to perennial polyculture experiments and forest garden yields.

During the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a new perennial polyculture trial that we’re…


Highly regarded in Eastern culture for thousands of years, the Persimmon has rightly so started to gain more appreciation in the West. Whether on the tree, or suddenly appearing in the fruit isles of your stores and markets, the bright and cheerful fruits of Persimmon provide a welcome dazzle to…


A few months back I was asked to do an interview for an Austrian journal published by the Institute of the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), yes i’d never heard of them either but the questions seemed well thought out so I happily obliged.

Some of the questions they…


Last season we started a new survey in an attempt to gain an understanding of the biodiversity within various habitats of a polyculture garden/farm/landscape. …


We believe it’s both possible and probably necessary for humans to be able to provide food and other resources while enhancing biodiversity. Discovering how best to achieve this is the primary focus of our work here as we undertake various trials and research in our gardens. In 2020 we shift…


I’ve just returned from a beautiful location in a village called Gökömer in the Pontic Mountains just outside of the Black Sea coastal town of Ordu in North Turkey. …


Here are the results from the fifth and final year of our Market Garden Polyculture Study. This study looks at the differences between growing annual vegetables and herbs in polycultures vs growing them in traditional blocks. Although this was the final year of this study, we are just getting started…


We are looking to improve our forest garden/permaculture webinars to include quality content to reach more people both to help us spread the word and bring income for developing our project. Please can you take 2 minutes to fill out this brief questionnaire to help us workout how best to…

Paul Alfrey

Serving the Kingdom Plantae www.thepolycultureproject.com

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