[permaculture] Looking for good examples of the use of berms and swales & definition of each

yarrow at sfo.com yarrow at sfo.com
Wed Jul 11 14:18:52 EDT 2007

Berms are also effective if you have clay soil and want to plant 
anything that likes very well drained soil. Make them about a foot 
wide and high, and as long as needed. No soil amendments needed; the 
berm keeps water from collecting near the roots.

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