Strengthen the ecosystem by increasing tree diversity... and stack functions by planting..., Fruit trees!, Fruits humans love!, Fruits deer love too, to distract from the veggie garden!, Fruits birds love too, to distract them from the veggie garden!
Last week: no rain for weeks, 100 degrees F, and under 2-6 inches of leaves, the soil is black and moist!, Add compost to wet areas to accelerate decay and accelerate ecosystem maturity, Introduce mycelium to the wet areas to accelerate the ecosystem maturity, Dig out chinampas and swales at the hill bottom to retain more water on the land
Hot in hot summer!, Plant grape arbors around the house, Leaves shade in summer, Bare vines in winter let the sun through!, Grapes!, Wine!, Cool design opportunities... viva Vertecology!, Work in a solar chimney that can be opened in summer and closed in winter
Warm in the cold winter
Second generation forest
Introduce mosquito fish
In low grassland: no rain for weeks, 100 degrees F, and the soil is dust!, Mowing the grass = permanent, dry dusty soil. Mowing = short term elimination of the fire hazard but long term stunting of evolutionary succession and permanent fire worry., Introduce mowing alternatives..., Horses?, Goats?, Cattle?