Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • Cristina Tébar says:

    Thanks for the link, Bret!

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  • Cristina Tébar says:

    We are in a Bsk climate so water will definitely be a challenge for us. I’m really looking forward to learn more about water harvesting, I’m already in love with the idea of condensation traps under the trees that you mention in this lesson.

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  • susan tupper says:

    in my Af climate, the rains need to be stored for consumption or else they just wash away. For gardening too, the problem is washing away of topsoil or erosion on a small hilly tropical island…look forward to practical lessons on how to deal with excess rain problems…oh humidity is sky high and plant diseases can be rampant from so much moisture…

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  • Brian Moyer says:

    You mentioned that it would not be a good idea for you to store water in your climate…Why would it be a good idea to store rain water above ground if you have consistent rainfall but not store rain if you typically have dry spells?

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    • Bret James says:

      Hey Brian – We will talk in detail about this in the earthworks / water module but the short answer is it doesn’t make tons of sense for our site from a climate perspective. For example I have 2500 gal in water storage, and to use it to store rainwater from the last rain of the spring wouldn’t really make a dent in the summer water usage. I would need 25,000 + gallons of water I would guess (I’ll do the math at some point soon) and that kind of above ground storage is expensive, generally about $1 per gallon. So here instead we are focusing on storage in the soil since it can hold hundreds of thousand of gallons. Great question and I look forward to discuss this one in further detail here soon!

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