choosing the best location for your garden farm orchard

Choosing the best location for your farm or garden

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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.

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DIY Permaculture A-Frame Level

DIY A-Frame Level for Contour Marking

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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.

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