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*[[ZONE 2]] — This area is used for siting perennial plants that require less frequent maintenance, such as occasional weed control (preferably through natural methods such as spot-mulching) or pruning, including currant bushes and orchards. This would also be a good place for [[beehive (beekeeping)|beehives]], larger scale [[compost]] bins, etc.
 
*[[ZONE 2]] — This area is used for siting perennial plants that require less frequent maintenance, such as occasional weed control (preferably through natural methods such as spot-mulching) or pruning, including currant bushes and orchards. This would also be a good place for [[beehive (beekeeping)|beehives]], larger scale [[compost]] bins, etc.
 
*[[ZONE 3]] — Is the area where maincrops are grown, both for domestic use and for trade purposes. After establishment, care and maintenance required is fairly minimal provided [[mulch]]es, etc. are used, e.g., watering or weed control once a week or so.
 
*[[ZONE 3]] — Is the area where maincrops are grown, both for domestic use and for trade purposes. After establishment, care and maintenance required is fairly minimal provided [[mulch]]es, etc. are used, e.g., watering or weed control once a week or so.
*[[ZONE 4]] — Is semi-wild. This zone is mainly used for forage and collecting wild food as well as timber production. An example might be [[Coppicing|coppice managed woodland]].
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*ZONE 4 — Is semi-wild. This zone is mainly used for forage and collecting wild food as well as timber production. An example might be [[Coppicing|coppice managed woodland]].
 
*[[ZONE 5]] — The [[wilderness]]. There is no human intervention in zone 5 apart from the observation of natural eco-systems and cycles. Here is where we learn the most important lessons of the first permaculture principle of working with nature, not against.
 
*[[ZONE 5]] — The [[wilderness]]. There is no human intervention in zone 5 apart from the observation of natural eco-systems and cycles. Here is where we learn the most important lessons of the first permaculture principle of working with nature, not against.
   
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