[permaculture] list of permaculture farms in the US

jamie jamie at tiscali.fr
Wed Oct 2 10:07:56 EDT 2002

Hello Kirby, sounds impressive! One detail caught my eye, the gravel wick for your blackwater. Is this a hybrid of Tom Watson's 'Pumice wick', if so what made you put it in and what are its design criteria. I'm looking to put in a simple system this coming year and am still looking for the right solution. Any further details would be appreciated.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kirby Fry 
  To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 2:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [permaculture] list of permaculture farms in the US

  Hi Marielle,

  Have you heard of John Irwin (Irving?)?  He's was compiling a list of permcaulture design course graduates and may have gotten some information on permaculture farms.

  Also Dan Hemenway in Florida was once compiling a list of permaculture sites.

  Here in McDade, Texas we have a permaculture farm which we just installed last winter.  We put 60,000 square feet into ponds, berms and swales and planted over 1,100 fruit trees, 1,000 asparigus, 500 black berries and two hundred blue berry bushes.  We now have 16 ponds and 4.5 acres of surface water catchment, 23,000 gallons of rain water collection and two gravel wicks for purifying our black water.

  Kirby Fry

  For the real scoop on environmental and social justice issues check out the archives of Democracy Now!  http://www.webactive.com/webactive/pacifica/demnow/archive.html
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