A little fun experiment of creating a banana circle in our orchard. The circle is strategicly located where rain water from the land drains to and on a north facing slope. Since bananas are extremely hungry and thirsty, we want to recycle water and nutrient run off to feed them.

The circle is constructed using misi luki bananas, which are interplanted with vetiver grass and canna lilies. The idea is to create a closed system where biomass produced by vetiver and cannalilies can feed bananas. Lemongrass can also be used for this purpose .

Lastly we added Taro which likes similar conditions as well as having edible leaves and root.

Although it’s not visible, far edges of the circle have sugar cane on one side and Mexican sunflower in the other. Hoping to integrate banana circle into bigger forest system in future.