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Permaculture Site Design - Cahill
Transcript of Permaculture Site Design - Cahill
(cc) photo by Jakob Montrasio
Canton, CT: Suburban Today
Farmington River Watershed
Permaculture Fundamentals | Morris
flat on top
18-22% slope hill behind house
flat at the bottom
shade around house
horses in back
pear and apple trees
privacy berm + forsythia
Design Elements: Food
expand guilds around existing fruit trees
mushroom propagation in SE corner
add edible beds in zone 1
forest garden zone 3
Three season social space
Labyrinth for walking meditation
Increase privacy from the road
Design Elements: Connect
Reduce reliance on oil
Slow + Store Water
Earth care is people care
Share the Surplus
Share food with neighbors, friends, food banks
Design Elements: Stewardship
Insulate attic in house
Passive heat with greenhouse
Gravity fed irrigation instead of well/pump
Remove asphalt driveway
Trellis back hill
Reduce the need for oil; reduce war.
Being outside is good for the soul.
Clean water is necessary for life.
provides our family, neighbors, and friends with some of the
and medicines that we need to live. It is a peaceful place where we relax, play, experiment and
with the earth and our spirits. Environmental
and permaculture principles guide how we interact with the land.
good king henry
fruit + nut
image credit: introduction to PERMACULTURE
compost toilet & gravity fed rainwater sink
photo credit: burlington permaculture facebook