I doubt I'll have a lot of things in place by the time of completion of your research project, but I'll be happy to contribute my own efforts.
This August, I will be starting my first "survival garden" (we have horses so will use compost and horse manure to help). The garden area is already
pretty well fenced in, but we'll be completing the fencing around it. Our property already has a lot of fencing, so any predator generally has to get
through about three fences to get to the garden.
In addition, next spring we'll be adding chickens to the ranch (mostly for eggs, but with the possibility of adding for meat as well). We also have
rabbits, though it would take a SHTF scenario for me to convince the wife to breed these as food.
More long term, we will be planting some food producing trees. We're looking to plant a Banana tree and an Orange tree this month, 3 Apple trees
(Florida varieties) and a Pear tree come December, and then an Avocado tree in February. (planting Garlic around the base of these to help deter
aphids). We won't see food off of them for a few years, but have to start somewhere. We have a Tangerine tree that already fruits, but none of us
really care for them all that much. Still, in a pinch....
I have some Pineapples growing along the side of the house, but they will take a while also. We'll be adding grapes next spring (just too much to do
to add them this spring) also.
We're doing a medicinal/culinary garden in the front of the house, surrounding a koi pond (we have a neat little fountain that empties into it). It's
my wife's "Gnome Garden". We chose plants like Roselle (Florida Cranberry), Chives, Lavender, Rosemary, Shasta Daisies, Parsley, Witch Hazel, Aloe
(and we have some Aloe growing along the side of the house), Sage, Catnip, Chamomile, and Oregano. We also have some Roses growing around the house as
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