This Q&A is pulled from a collection of questions posed to me by students of my Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC). Learn more with my free four-part Masterclass series, here:
If “Forests maintain the crumb structure” how do we get crumb structure in our annual gardens? What is the practical use of this thinking outside of forest gardening? There are no trees in the kitchen garden or the main crop fields are we not trying to build crumb structure?
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