Garden designVideos My As-Of-Yet-Unnamed AWESOME Gardening System by David The Good January 12, 2021January 11, 2021 written by David The Good January 12, 2021January 11, 2021 As explained in last night’s Goodstream: I am psyched. Must build this thing. Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:Biointensive Gardening WorksWhy You Should Put Clay in Compost PilesThe Farm Takes ShapeToo Much Shade?Faith like a Mustard Seed 5 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post New Year’s Goals – 2021 next post A Visit to the Snyder Park Food Forest Related Articles Back in the garden November 3, 2017 Pictures from the new gardens May 20, 2016 Day 5: Drying Tobacco, Easy Composting and Redneck... June 9, 2018 What to Do When Your Compost is Too... February 7, 2019 Planting a Cover Crop/Green Manure Mix to Add... October 14, 2020 Too Much Shade? October 3, 2020 A romantic mulberry story and a sort-of food... April 16, 2016 Why Do You Have to Weed? January 9, 2018 Removing the Spines from Cactus Pads March 31, 2016 Marvelous Chanterelle Mushrooms September 24, 2020 5 comments Dan+S January 12, 2021 - 10:19 am Missed the livestream (was over watching Edible Acres live, and no notification popped, as usual) but the concept you’re talking about is pretty much what I am working on. The difference is I am putting a couple traditional beds of annuals (30″ beds) between tree rows. My aim is to get some spackled shade in summer for part of the day at least. Too hot in the sun! Plus, I like trees. The tree rows will have food forest style mixes with the trees. The beds between will be either annual in some places, and perennials in others. I put out my first black locusts a couple weeks ago in my first tree row.. They seem okay so far, though hidden in the winter rye for now. Grew them from seed so they are about 2″ high. I put them 12′ apart with room for something else between. Maybe this row will get mulberries. Haven’t decided. I do want bananas, but don’t have any going quite yet. Your sources for ideas are pretty much the same as mine. I throw in Edible Acres too, and I get my syntropic theory via Agroforestry Academy who are Gauci students. And using some JADAM/KNF stuff to get the beds working, biochar, etc. And I run some chickens in tractors over areas where I am making new beds. I am using even wider paths too. I plan to let them grow and mow them. May experiment with some very low clovers. Right now they are (ick) bare subsoil mostly since I forked the beds, then turn what topsoil there is from the walkways up onto the beds. So far seems to help with the occasional torrential rain issue flooding the beds. Do need to get something covering that ground or erosion will be an issue. Guess I can scatter some ryegrass seed soon… real soon. I’m pretty much in the same zone as you are. My soil looks a LITTLE better (been sitting as bush-hogged field for years, I am told) and I am finding some buried wood from clearing/bush-hogging that means some organic matter in top 5″ or so. Below that it’s sand/clay mix which drains unless compacted by cement trucks… Then the clay makes a solid layer, it appears. Spot where trucks turned behind my new little house is a 3-6″ pond for the moment. Reply WaterBoy January 13, 2021 - 8:16 pm “as-yet-unnamed” The Good Food Forest – too obvious? Pearadise Found Reply WaterBoy January 13, 2021 - 8:18 pm OK, something else to go with that last one: Garden of Eatin’ Reply David A Hardesty January 14, 2021 - 9:26 pm GAGS (Good’s Awesome Gardening System) is the perfect name for the system. I have an orchard that was started ten years ago. I grow other plants amount the trees and grape vines. Works good and is a wise use of space. I like the organized look of it much more than a random food forest. Probably says something about me, LOL! Reply David The Good January 14, 2021 - 10:15 pm GAGS is good, but not appetizing! I would love to see pictures of your system. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.