[permaculture] Berms, catchments, swales and now stonelines (bund), and hugelkultur
rich at mossbackfarm.com
Fri Jul 5 12:59:17 EDT 2013
Nice link. I just finished writing up a grant project we did on the
farm that incorporated water catchment into our seasonal creek channels,
with a little bit of hugelkultur (basically burying logs into creek
terraces). I need to do some mop-up work this summer/fall, but there's
a rundown of the process and a link to a string of pictures here
>/ From a Facebook page: Avantgardens
Climate Change Adaptation Technology: Stonelines.
Stone lines or "bunds" slow down runoff, incerease water infiltration and
for the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. At the same time,
sediment is captured behind these semi-permeable barriers. Stone lines were
originally a traditional technique in the Sahel, but have been improved by
careful construction, and through alingning on the contour. Stone lines are
suited to low slopes, high runoff and hand labour. A simple remedy that
really works. Wide and deep planting pits are often used in combination,
acting as microcatchments within the field.
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com <http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture>>wrote:
>/ On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM, michael judd <michael at projectbonafide.com <http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture>
/>/ > Hugel Builders,
/>/ > I am seeking pictures of hugels in construction and finished states for
/>/ > the hugelkultur chapter in my upcoming book. I have shots of my hugel
/>/ > but they are massive and I'm wanting to share examples of small to
/>/ > beds for a mostly suburban audience.
/>/ > Any pictures would be most welcome and any used would give full credit
/>/ > links.
/>/ And at permies.com, the subforum growies contains a 25 page thread on
/>/ hugelkultur with text, diagrams and photographs; you can contact the
/>/ authors directly for usage permission. I think you are a user there,
/>/ Start at page 25:http://www.permies.com/forums/posts/list/960/17#174887
/>/ I second Lawrence's suggestion about permies. In fact, Paul encourages use
/of his material (with some limits) if full credits are given. See his use
of my stuff thread <http://www.permies.com/t/9878/tnk/stuff> for more info
on using Paul's or permies.com info - including his article at
/>/ > If the book in the Kickstarter link below looks of interest then please
/>/ > consider a pre-order to help get the first printing off.
Good luck on your Kickstarter!
/>/ > Thanks,
/>/ > Michael Judd
/>/ > Be a part of printing "Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist"
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