Mark Krawczyk is a permaculture designer, educator, traditional woodworker, natural builder and community organizer. He owns and operates Keyline Vermont, a permaculture and ecological land planning design company that specializes in the design and installation of edible forest gardens. He also works as the cofounder of the grassroots community nonprofit Burlington Permaculture. He lives in Burlington.
Written by Mark Krawczyk | March 01, 2010
Modern gardeners have grown accustomed to segregating different types of plants into different places—herbs in one bed, veggies in another, perennials and flowers somewhere else, while the orchard stands alone. But this isn’t the way things work in a forest. Nature functions in wholes, enabling cooperation between species to generate robust, resilient systems that optimize the use of available sun, water, nutrients, and space.