Soil is the cornerstone of life, and yet it eludes and frustrates most people. When your plants don’t grow well, it’s incredibly humbling to not know exactly what’s going on. If you take steps to nourish your soil, you can prevent frustrations from low nutrients, weeds, and disease later on.
In this lesson, Max introduces us to some foundational permaculture techniques to help build healthy soil, using a combination of both natural and human processes. These include lasagna gardening, using soil-building plants, sheet mulching, and easy ways to take care of weeds. He also touches on methods that help create microclimates, such as a sun trap, and a keyhole garden design known as a trigon.