WATER & FOOD FOREST SYSTEM
WETLANDS – THE MOST PRODUCTIVE ECOSYSTEMS
Traditional permaculture elements such as ponds, dams, swales, and dikes allow water to be used and managed sensibly. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems and can fulfil a large number of functions in a permaculture system.
This part of Italy often has large amounts of precipitation in the winter and very dry summers. Swales and a pond system are being created to balance this out.
FRUIT FORESTS – THE MOST PRODUCTIVE ORGANIC GARDENS
Planted in the form of a fruit forest consisting of fruit trees, wild shrubs, legume trees, flowers, companion plants, wild vegetables and herbs, and more.