There are all kinds of Permaculture courses, websites, talks, etc… but I have yet to find information which incorporates features for hurricane resistant designs &/or plants. If anyone knows of links to this aspect, please share.
For now, I guess no matter how “Permanent” one plans to develop one’s garden/farm the ultimate controller is Mother Nature. Hurricane Matthew came and showed his tantrum, left after destroying 60% of my vegetables and seedlings, but showed some mercy to my fruit trees and vines ~ so I shouldn’t complain, I guess.
It’s been a busy fortnight cutting down branches, fronds, adjusting/leveling small trees, etc. and of course watching the sun’s angle at different times of the day to maximize its spread over the vegetable plots.
It’s a little late to sow most of Fall’s crop seeds but “better late than never” has a grain of truth to it. The sight of seedlings happily growing brings joy (to me) and reaffirms that life is but a cycle.
The seeds I saved from Spring are now in the soil, continuing their species’ growth and hopefully, part of my supply of fresh greens throughout winter ~ Florida winter, that is.
All is not lost ~ I foresee some harvest, though not as much, this Fall ~ for that, I am thankful. It is a minuscule reason compared to when the early pilgrims and puritans were dependent on, and how they valued their harvests but still, I am grateful simply for having been given Life.