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Permaculture: Episode 3 – Geographic Regions, Temperature & Climate, Grow Zones, Economic Benefit

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Permaculture

Episode 3:

• Exploring Geographical Locations
• Temperature & Climate
• North America = 11 Zones
• Rainfall

Grow Zones
– 1a to 10b
– zones & temperatures
– food, trees & nuts in respectful grow zones

Idaho
– -5K / acre
– zone 5b or 6a
– well water
– streams / rivers

Colorado
– -5K / acre
– zone 5b or 6a
– elevation
– natural springs

Costa Rica
– price / acre TBD
– zone 13/14

Newport Beach
– zone 10b

Economical / Yield
– food for 300 people on 2 acres (up to 450 people)
– permaculture reduces number of inputs once mature & setup
– higher economic yield & profitability
– human necessity = 750 pounds food annually (2 pounds / day)
– permaculture able to produce 3-10 pounds per square foot
200 square feet = food for one human (500 square feet max with sloppy design)

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/#

Plant Finder by Zone
http://plantfinder.sunset.com/findPlants.action?srch=&zipcode=92663&zone=&x=0&y=0

Food and Permaculture – David Blume
http://www.permaculture.com/node/141

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