A recipe for distributed, small-scale food production in temperate climates

Created by: simon on 2021-03-28 β€’ List type: user β€’ Visibility: Public

This list will need to be specific to each region such a system would be rolled out in. For this system to work, we should define each required niche or zone (medicine, staple, protein, etc) as well as the method (intensive row-based or food-forest style) based on an amount of land/space available.

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In addition to these plants, one would want to add some aspect of small livestock β€”Β like rabbits for meat and fertilizer, or poultry like quail, chickens, or ducks.

Fertilizer & mulch

A versatile plant with lots of functions. Good ground cover, fully edible, lots of biomass and acts as a trap crop for caterpillars.

A versatile plant with lots of functions. Good ground cover, fully edible, lots of biomass and acts as a trap crop for caterpillars.

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Greens

Could be any of your favourite garden greens. I like mustard as it's versatile and seeds pretty readily. The seeds can be prepared into a condiment, and are also loved by ducks!

Could be any of your favourite garden greens. I like mustard as it's versatile and seeds pretty readily. The seeds can be prepared into a condiment, and are also loved by ducks!

Could be any of your favourite garden greens. I like mustard as it's versatile and seeds pretty readily. The seeds can be prepared into a condiment, and are also loved by ducks!

Could be any of your favourite garden greens. I like mustard as it's versatile and seeds pretty readily. The seeds can be prepared into a condiment, and are also loved by ducks!

Resilient and hardy. Tasty too.

Resilient and hardy. Tasty too.

Extremely healthy choice for a green.

Extremely healthy choice for a green.

Medicine

Could be any of your favourite ribes species.

Could be any of your favourite ribes species.

Could be any of your favourite ribes species.

Could be any of your favourite ribes species.

Could be any of your favourite Sambucus species, though it's usually black or blue elderberry used.

Could be any of your favourite Sambucus species, though it's usually black or blue elderberry used.

Could be any of your favourite Sambucus species, though it's usually black or blue elderberry used.

Could be any of your favourite Sambucus species, though it's usually black or blue elderberry used.

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Staple

The potato is a great staple. It's reliable, adaptable and has a good amount of caloric value.

The potato is a great staple. It's reliable, adaptable and has a good amount of caloric value.

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Could be any of your favourite winter squash.

Could be any of your favourite winter squash.

Supplementary

Could be replaced with your favourite fruit tree.

Could be replaced with your favourite fruit tree.

Could be any of your favourite rubus species.

Could be any of your favourite rubus species.

Great early-season flowers for pollinators!

Great early-season flowers for pollinators!

Could be any of your favourite annual garden vegetables.

Could be any of your favourite annual garden vegetables.

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A good and popular crop.

A good and popular crop.