Forest Gardening: is the art and science of putting plants together in
woodlandlike patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a
garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits,
nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way
that mimics natural ecosystems.
Herb Spiral: is a simple way to improve your kitchen garden, a spiral of rocks
encloses soil in which many species of herbs are planted. The rock warms and
dehumidifies the soil. The extended edge, wrapped in on itself provides a wide
diversity of conditions, creating high productivity in a small space, but is easy
to water and harvest.
IPM:is the coordinated use of pest and environmental information with
available pest control methods to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage
by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people,
property, and the environment.
Organic Gardening: refers to gardening techniques that do not use chemical
pesticides, fertilizers or other additives. Instead, organic gardening relies on
plant-derived means to control pests and amend the soil for optimum production
Plant Companion: is planting of different crops in close physical proximity. It is
a form of polyculture.Companion planting is used by farmers, and gardeners in
both the industrialised world as well as the third world.
Plant Guilds: is a harmonious assembly of plants (but it could be plants and
animals) the essential characteristic being a diverse mixture (polyculture)
whose elements all have a purpose. The plants are chosen to be beneficial to
each other, and so it is similar to companion planting.
Permaculture:is about creating sustainable human habitats by following
nature's patterns." It uses the diversity, stability and resilience of natural
ecosystems to provide a framework and guidance for people to develop their
own sustainable solutions to the problems facing their world, on a local,
national or global scale. It is based on the philosophy of co-operation with
nature and caring for the earth and its people.For more click here
Rain Garden: a rain garden is a strategically located low area with plants that
intercepts runoff. It slows the water down in order to prevent erosion and allow
it to be absorbed into the ground. In many cases the plants are chosen for their
ability to remove pollution and toxins.
Sheet Mulching:is a fast, labor saving technique for building beds and
suppressing weeds.A thick layer of news paper or cardboard is place over the
weeds.This layer is covered with mulch and watered very well