Lessons from the Farm
Join Extension Master Gardener Maria Velikonja to explore basic permaculture concepts and designs that will help you transform your small urban yard into your own food forest. Gardening does not have to be a lot of work, nor do you need to use inorganic chemicals. Maria will share lessons from her experience with permaculture on her farm that you can readily apply to grow perennial vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs, creating a healthful edible landscape while reducing your annual labor and investment. Maria Velikonja is a permaculture farmer and owner of Carniola Farms, located on the eastern shore of Maryland.
Zoom session, recorded January 14, 2022
Video of Presentation
- 12 Key Permaculture Principles
- Edible Plants used in Permaculture
- Functional Plants used in Permaculture
- Recommended Reading
Questions from Chat
Q1: Can comfrey be planted next to a fig tree?
A: Yes. Comfrey collects and releases many nutrients from deeper parts of the soil and is very beneficial for fig trees. I have comfrey plants planted right under my fig trees for this reason.
Q2: What is the lifespan of an American plum tree?
A: The Maryland state nursery tells me that it from 15 to 30 years.