Traditional landscape design and sustainable agricultural landscape design

A young family wanted to make a change and asked two different landscape design teams to design landscapes for healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts and eggs. The two companies jointly designed and returned home with the couple. The video shows the results, and below you can easily see that the sustainable farming design takes into account family connections and benefits. Where traditional design does meet the needs of the family, the sustainable farming design examines the landscape and the wishes of the couple from a practical perspective and combines them through harmonious interaction. Here are some connections: Chicken Coop: At a certain location on the property, it will eventually seep nutrients into the nutrients below the slope. Capture your own water. Deep bedding method, so the whole process is an egg compost generator. Greenhouse-Answer: Growing food all year round. Doubles as a plant nursery. Greenhouse B: Heating and cooling the house by providing a buffer zone and convection. Clean the grey water. Growing nutrient-rich tropical food plants, because of its microclimate, can do this. Added additional living space to the house. Orchard/edible forest: Capture your own water by designing according to the slope of the landscape. Subject to chicken raising system and auxiliary species. Ecosystem design can maximize yield. Once established, it is almost a zero working system. Wilfdlife habitat. Natural areas give people a sense of happiness. True long-term low-maintenance food safety gardens and crops: When you have to walk through the garden to enter the house, you can garden more effectively. Use a keyhole garden with an entry/rotation point instead of a rectangular garden that requires work from the outer periphery. The deeper green areas are support species, which are full of nitrogen and nutrient accumulation species, as well as pollinator attractors and beneficial predatory insect attractors to help suppress pests and create wildlife habitat for ecosystems rather than monoculture Ground. The vegetable cleaning station near the door of the house can maximize work efficiency. The cleaning station also uses cleaning water to keep the worm farm moist. The leaves and plants selected from the garden enter the worm farm to raise worms. There are drain pipes at the bottom of the worm farm, so they can harvest worm juice after each cleaning. Water tank: Capture drinking water and irrigation water from the roof. Pump out with solar pump. Use a simple low-tech, low-cost, and efficient system to irrigate the garden. Chicken system: produces inefficient natural fertilizers. Deworming growth area Weeding growth area Feeding chicken composting area: together with the chicken house, it is an organic nutrient recycling area. Provide faster compost to meet garden needs to feed chicken shops: City regulations allow some types of shops/stalls to be sold directly to the public. The parking lot collects running water for the edible forest, and builds a community through sales to make money. The community area: comfortable outdoor living space, outdoor cooking area, visually and aesthetically pleasing area for families and visitors, as you can see, here is the meeting area Many connections are designed and made with perpetual farming, which will benefit the family, soil, wildlife and environment. This example can be used in a standard suburb, about an acre of land. But it doesn’t stop there. A baby boomer couple has now asked a traditional agricultural consultant and a permaculture consultant to design their farm. This should be the result of an exciting design, and the result should appear soon. .

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  • neil piper
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    This design has not been implemented I take it, so its all conjecture.
    Build it and assess it over say 5 to ten years.
    Then do a video.

  • Dani
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    I'm curious how many acres this is? Whether it's in the city or outside the city limits? We live on 1 acre just outside the city limits. We have a dog and cat that run around and would frankly ruin our garden if we did something like this (pooping and such). Also, we have a bamboo infestation on the west side…I know that can be problematic as well. Not trying to make excuses, just wondering how someone with these types of dilemmas can still make this work?

  • Jadolivares
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    So let me get this straight… "they watched a series of documentaries" and now they know that their health problems are caused by GMO's and pesticides and "toxins and poisons" in their food. Gotcha. Watching a series of documentaries = medical and nutritional expertise. Interesting conclusion.

    Let's completely disregard all possible confounding factors (genetics, sedentarism, just a plain bad diet, possible underlying medical conditions, stress…) and blame "GMOs, toxins and poisons". Add a pinch of appeal to vulnerability by making this couple pregnant and voila! You've got a case!

    You remind me to the same type of people that think that vaccines give autism and masks are a conspiracy. These types of arguments give very bad rep to all possible legitimacy that Permaculture can have, and the great possibilities that can bring to self-reliance, a better diet and an improved soil health. What a shame.

  • TheKingOfTheWorld
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    GMOs don't cause negative health effects! The USA has the lowest food standards of any developed nation, perhaps this is where the confusion comes from.

    Please don't go into the world of conspiracy. Permaculture is amazing and lifechanging if someone pursues it. But I don't want us to be compared to Alex Jones types.

  • Giles
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    Not very practical for when you want to say bring your shopping from the farmers market from the car to the house. The store shed next to the road is not in a secure location. How about reducing the length of the drive so to have more productive land?

  • Samer Azar
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    your permaculture garden looks great! Can permaculture produce the same amount of food comparing to conventional designs?

  • John F
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    I stopped watching this video right at the beginning. Shame on you for making FALSE and unscientific claims about GMO's. They are perfectly safe and in no way less safe than any other type of crop. I am tired of unscientific nonsense all over the place.

  • Angelica Mendoza
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    Thanks for sharing this great example of how to practice Permaculture! So effective teaching video! Thank you!

  • Robert Garabonciás
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    There's nothing like working for 8 hours a day and 2 hours of commuting to your job, picking up the kids from daycare and back home to make dinner and then take care of your chickens and garden. At least you won't be on your phone texting your friends or watching TV.

  • Denyse Cohen
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    Really lovely design! Thank you for sharing it. If I may ask, when creating a similar design, should one account for the trees blocking the sun?

  • Asaan Britt
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    The raised beds won’t be more reliable than a food forest? I thought food forests take years to develop??? Hit or miss. Figuring out what works and what does not. Was under the impression it’s a 3-5 year adventure before it really starts yielding?

  • SRIDEVI RAO
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    Clearly there is no understanding of what landscape design is. The plan you show as permaculture design is what landscape architects do.

  • Brandon W
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    Love how much edge is created by the round beds and windy paths.
    I'm assuming the rows of trees range in sizes / species in descending height as you travel down the slope, with the tallest being nearest the house.

  • early bird catches the worm
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    The second design will give the couple a big problem pumping up irrigation water to the garden plots,reliant on electrical power to operate the farm on a daily basis

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