Permaculture Designers Manual
CHAPTER 10 –
THE HUMID TROPICS IN PERMACULTURE
Section 10.15 –
Chapter 10 Designers’ Checklist in Permaculture Designers Manual
Maximize tree crop, herbaceous perennials (banana, papaya, arrowroot, taro) and plan a multi-tier system integrating windbreak, forest, orchard, understory and ground cover.
Complete earth shaping before setting out plant systems.
Choose adapted high-value foods for Intensive (mulched) home gardens; allow 30-90 species in Zone 1, but concentrate on 7-20 high-value crops in Zone 2.
Avoid bare soil systems in all areas
Design a careful plant/animal assembly related to culture, market, processing, available labor and value to the village.
Design houses and villages for low-energy climate control.