Went out this evening to give the hens and ducks some grain and came back with this little lot for my evening meal! The main veg garden here is on a slight slope - the chickens at the bottom and the ducks at the top (veggies growing in between). I have to walk between the chooks and ducks several times a day (for feeding and collecting eggs) which means I can also always have a look for produce in the garden that needs picking, nothing goes unnoticed and I come back to the garden with several jobs all taken care of in one outing and an armful of fresh veg!
"Edge effect" is found at the boundaries of two ecological systems where there is more synergism, biological activity, and variations in the microenvironment and which can be used to increase yields in designed systems. It also points to permaculture ideas as being "at the edge" of a change in the push towards a sustainable future".
Posts from a fledgling Permaculture site based in NE Scotland. Subjects such as Permaculture, Natural Farming, Organics, Sustainable building, small holding, self suffcient living. All photos that have (c)JWReid are mine, please share with good grace ;)