What's the minimum size lot you can do PC on?
Hi, I just got Toby Hemenway's book. I have known for some years about things like the ancient Mayans' integrated forest management and the Aztecs' floating farms, but I hadn't known much about modern methods until now. What I'm wondering is, what is the smallest size lot it's practical to do permaculture on? I have a little tiny suburban lot (40 feet by 100 or so). The house and tumble-down garage take up a lot of it, and the neighbors' houses are right up against our property line on each side. The little tiny front yard gets sun, and the only somewhat larger back yard is heavily shaded by trees on neighbors' properties.
I have been thinking about putting a combined herb/vegetable garden in the front (which was a useless jungle last year until I ripped it down to bare earth), and salad garden around the side. What I would really really love to do is get rid of the #@$*%*#! Rose of Sharon (the largest weed I know) and ivy and day lilies that waste most of the space in the back yard and replace it with something productive.
Any ideas? TIA.