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Harvests around a tree

Are you tired of weeding around your trees? In this week’s video, we show you how to transform a useless area into a productive and beneficial vegetable bed.

In almost all backyards we see, the space around a tree is usually exposed to direct sunlight, without any vegetation to protect the soil. In Syntropic Farming we learn that “exposed soil is like an open wound”, so our approach is a bit different. Instead of keeping the area “clean”, we sow as many plants as possible. The are several advantages in doing that:

  • It increases the overall photosynthesis rate in the area. It helps stabilize the soil temperature and cools down the environment (we kind of need it, right?)
  • No more weeding. As Ernst says, if we plant correctly, the weeding turns into harvests. The thick layer of organic matter will prevent the growth of undesirable plants.
  • A fresher and protected soil hosts more life. More life means healthier plants and faster biomass transformation.
  • The trees find room to expand their roots, opening the way to oxygen, water, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms.

All that combined results in fertile and good soil. Give it a try, ūüôā

Felipe Pasini

3 comments

  • Belas id√©ias para quem j√° tem √°rvores em seu terreno e n√£o sabe como incorpor√°-las aos sistemas sintr√≥picos! Que o Grande Pai continue iluminando o caminho de voc√™s!

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