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Forest Analogs

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Analog forestry references the local regional natural plant community or forest type. The natural plant community can provide an ecological model for growing useful (food, fodder, medicine, fuel, etc.) perennial agricultural ecosystems. Variety selection and experimenting with planting analogs of the indigenous forest plants are strategies for creating a regenerative system while producing a diverse yield. The work of Mark Shepard and Dave Jacke speak to this strategy. I am intrigued but I have not even scratched the surface of the topic. I started with a search to find what type of forest was present on our land before the forest was cut down for lumber and agriculture. This is what I found. Continue reading

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