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Small Scale Nurseries

Posted by Neil Bertrando almost 8 years ago

some of my experiences and thoughts on small scale nurseries as a design element

here's a link to my article on PRI



some edits:


1. the Needs list also has a products list under Types of Yields about halfway down there should be a break in the bullets.

2. the last photo on the mother herb garden timeline should be the second

3. attached are the figures with creative commons licenses which were absent in the article.

plant list reprint

Table 1. Perennial polyculture plant list.

Scientific Name

Common Name

Achnatherum hymenoides 

Ricegrass, Indian

Agastache sp.

Giant Hyssop sp.

Allium × proliferum 

Onion, Tree / Walking

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Allium fistulosum

Onion, Bunching ‘He Shi Ko’

Allium sativum 


Althaea officinalis


Amelanchier alnifolia

Serviceberry, Saskatoon

Amelanchier canadensis

Serviceberry, Canadian

Amelanchier grandiflora

Seviceberry, Apple

Amorpha californica

False Indigo, California

Amorpha canescens

False Indigo, Lead Plant

Amorpha nana

False Indigo, dwarf

Apios Americana


Armoracia rusticana


Asclepias speciosa

Milkweed, Showy

Centranthus rubra

Red Valerian

Chenopodium bonus-henrius

Good King Henry

Cornus mas

Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry

Corylus americana

Hazelnut, American?

Corylus colurna

Hazelnut, Turkish Tree

Crambe maritime

Sea Kale

Curcurbita foetidissima

Gourd, Buffalo

Dalea sp.

Prairie Clovers

Desmanthus illinoensis

Illinois Bundle Flower

Dioscorea opposita

Yam, Chinese Mountain

Diplotaxis muralis

Sylvetta Arugula

Eleagnus multiflora


Eupatorium purpureum

Joe Pye Weed

Helianthus maximiliani

Sunflower, Maximilian

Helianthus tuberosus

Jerusalem Artichoke

Lespedeza virginica

Bush Clover, Slender

Lonicera caerulea var. edulis

Honey Berry

Lycium barbarum

Goji Berry

Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange

Morus sp.


Physalis sp.

Ground Cherry, perennial

Prunus americana

Plum, American

Prunus maritima nana

Plum, Beach Dwarf

Prunus nigra

Plum, Bounty

Ribes aureum

Currant, golden

Ribes uva-crispa


Tanacetum balsamita


Vitis labrusca 

Grape, American

Vitis sp.

Grape, Hybrid

Xanthoserus sorbifolia


Yucca bacatta

Yucca, Banana

Plant materials feedstock supply chain Edible forest gardens pattern language small scale nursery

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Neil Bertrando
Neil Bertrando : the article was updated on permaculture news to fix the edits. thanks.
Posted over 7 years ago

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