A young family wants to make a change and asked two different landscape design teams to design their landscape for healthy fruits and vegetables, nuts and eggs. The two companies create designs and got back with the couple. The video shows the results and below you can easily see the connections and benefits the permaculture design took into the family’s consideration. Where the traditional design does meet the family’s needs, the permaculture design take a practical look at the landscape, the couple’s desires, and joins them together with harmonious interaction. Here are some of the connections: Chicken house: At a spot in the property where it will eventually leach nutrients down slope into the landscape. Captures it’s own water. Deep bedding method so the whole thing is a egg making compost generator. Greenhouse A: Grow food all year. Doubles as a plant nursery. Greenhouse B: Heats and cools home by providing a buffer zone and convection. Cleanses grey water. Grows nutrient dense tropical food plants because it has a microclimate that can do that. Adds additional living space to the home. Orchard / Food forest: Captures it’s own water by designing it with the slope of the landscape. Fertilized by both chicken system and support species. Ecosystem design to maximum yield. Once established it is almost a zero work system. Wilfdlife habitat. Nature area for a sense of well being. Real long term low maintenance food security Garden and crops: You garden more efficiently when you have to walk through the garden to get into the house. Utilizes keyhole gardens with one entry/rotation point instead of rectangular garden that needs to be worked from the outside perimeter. The darker green areas are support species that are filled with nitrogen and nutrient accumulating species as well as pollinator attractors and beneficial […]
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