Top field Cool Season crop of several cabbage varieties, Broccoli, Cauliflower, spinach, catnip, white and red onions, among others. Soil has been amended with Bio-char, chicken manure, and compost as well as organic fertilizers.
The process of creating Bio-char which becomes like little life rafts for beneficial micro-organisms within a garden. The charcoal will also purify water and hold and keep nutrients within the soil which would otherwise be washed away. Plus, 1000 years from now, the Bio-char will still be in the soil doing its thing!
Terraced gardening on a slope. This area will have the 3 sisters of the Indians; Corn, Pole beans and Pumpkin or squash. The pole beans grow up the stalks of the corn while the pumpkin leaves form a natural living mulch that keeps the direct sunlight off of the roots. This area will also have Sunflowers galore. We are creating Bio-char here too.