Chapter 10 Designers’ Checklist in Permaculture Designers Manual

Permaculture Designers Manual

 

CHAPTER 10 –

THE HUMID TROPICS  IN PERMACULTURE

Section 10.15 –

Chapter 10 Designers’ Checklist in Permaculture Designers Manual

 

 

Maximize tree crop, herbaceous perennials (banana, papaya, arrowroot, taro) and plan a multi-tier system integrating windbreak, forest, orchard, understory and ground cover.

 

Complete earth shaping before setting out plant systems.

 

Choose adapted high-value foods for Intensive (mulched) home gardens; allow 30-90 species in Zone 1, but concentrate on 7-20 high-value crops in Zone 2.

 

Avoid bare soil systems in all areas

 

Design a careful plant/animal assembly related to culture, market, processing, available labor and value to the village.

 

Design houses and villages for low-energy climate control.

 

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