How do you choose the best location for your permaculture garden? Most people are aware that gardens, orchards and pasture have specific needs such as sun and water, but what else is there to consider to find the best location for a garden or farm on your land?
This is not that hard of a question to answer with some protracted observation and a handful of tools.
Have you ever lost a new chicken, within hours of bringing it home? Or spent the night searching with a spotlight for a pullet that didn’t come home to roost? Or most commonly, seen that one poor new chicken take the brunt of all the harassment?
I have a solution for you. Plus a FREE eBook at the end of this post.
Get a copy of the the powerpoint presentation from my October Peacefull Valley into to Permaculture Class.Download PDF Slideshow
Note: I lost the slide with the image credits so please be aware many of the illustrations and images are not mine and attributed elsewhere. I’ll post that list once I get it together.
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Our permaculture consult will give you a number of sustainable improvement ideas and directions for your home and property that can reduce costs, save you time, reduce work and improve the overall health of your property. This inherently will translate to an improved life for everyone living on the site.
As a Grass Valley permaculture consulting service the topic of drought mitigation is always important – especially with the current drought conditions we are experiencing in Northern California.
Mulching with organic matter has many benefits that make it worth while even without drought conditions and yet it is a simple and cheep action most anyone can use to reduce water use, water needs and water loss on any property. Read More
For our compost we use a large quantity of manure from a farm here in Grass Valley that is free and also full of pine needles. So much so that others would not even take it as they believed that it would be more acidic than without. Their loss or ours?
This begged the question – what was the truth behind pine needles and soil acidity? From a Permaculture standpoint this is important as pine needles are a natural occurring resource and we need to know:
A-Frame Level: An Essential Tool for Swale Building
Swales are passive water harvesting earthworks (aka Berm and Basin or swale) that also help prevent soil erosion and serve as a foundation for building biodiversity on a property. With drought conditions getting worse over the past few years and our current methods of irrigation being unsustainable; most any property could benefit from the addition of swales.
High Sierra Permaculture is giving away one free permaculture Site Evaluation and Recommendation package in October 2014 ($480 value).
This will include an entire Site Evaluation of your property, from the perspective of permaculture, giving you in depth information about your solar, soil, environmental elements to name a few. We will complete a site questionnaire, soil map, topo map, sector analysis and zone analysis for you that will provide a solid platform of knowledge to begin planing your permaculture or sustainability projects. Read More