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canada goose uk shop Fantastic Geoff. Thanks so much you are such an inspiration for us. One thing I would really appreciate your comments on is how to get over the struggle we are having with trying to establish any sort of decent ground cover, let alone a perennial one, in an initial food forest we are trying to establish (1/4 acre between swales on a north facing slope) when we often only get the bulk of our rainfall (as little as 400mm in really bad years) within a 3 to 4 month window in winter followed by a long dry period and hot summers. Even the pasture grasses struggle and often die off over summer here is South West WA. canada goose uk shop

uk canada goose outlet We have all your DVD and have also watched all of your videos but obviously, with the exception of your Greening the Desert video, all of your other food forest video relate to a slightly climate. Any suggestions would be very greatly appreciated. uk canada goose outlet

canada goose uk outlet Love the new video Geoff! Great to see a bit more detail of what you doing there on Zaytuna Farm. I have to agree with Chris post regarding Washington USA as I trying to figure out how to do this in Central Oregon, USA which has a very similar climate to his cold winters with not much precipitation (12 16 inches at best) and long hot summers. Since we have an abundance of rock, gabions are a no brainer, but I thinking that I have to make dams from concrete and rock since we have very little clay content in our soil and bedrocks are high. I really like to learn how to make these types of dams as I already had some success with earth dams in western Oregon. Thanks so much for the canada goose coats inspiration and education! canada goose uk outlet

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Some of those young trees may have needed six months to a year head start.

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