Episode 98: The founder of Oak Tree Designs based in Margaret River, Australia, Byron Joel has years of experience in Permaculture, land re-vegetation, horticulture and landscaping. In this conversation with Jill Cloutier, Byron speaks about his experiences working with plants, how plants are used in Permaculture Design to create resilient landscapes and why you should treat your garden like a “charming friend.” Byron also discusses the sacred uses of plants, the Vegetable Queendom and how you can begin an experiential relationship with the plants in your life.
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You both mention a kind of plant that is nitrogen fixing but not leguminous – it sounded like ‘the goonies’ but I couldn’t get the plant name – I’d love to try experimenting with it!
Hi Erin, The plant is called Goumi. I want to get one, too.