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    Hello everyone,
    I want to be learn how to apply permaculture principles in a cold climate with a short growing season. I am from zone 4b in Quebec.
    A bientot!



    Hello, Alise, I am in Toronto and Wagarville (near Kingston ON), so 6a and 5a. I have been researching Cdn sources for perma-plants, so happy to meet you!



    Hello Alise, I am a ways south of you in NY but still zone 4/5. Would love to share any cold climate ideas!



    Thanks for the welcome, HotFlash2. I just started my garden this year and I am also researching many topics and would love to share ideas with you. What are perma-plants?
    All the best!



    Hello Jean,
    Thank you for your welcome. I am just starting out and this short growing season has taken me by surprise as I come from an area where there is no winter. Although I tried mostly annuals this year, I want to focus on perennial vegetables and herbs next year and I need to get organised and design the layout of the garden according to permaculture principles. Looking forward to learning and sharing with you.
    All the best!



    Hello Alise and welcome to the Online Permaculture Design Course!

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