Design for Place

Edible Hedge and Windbreak permaculture design paonia colorado

Permaculture Farm Design, Paonia Colorado

The main objective of this project is to think through, design, organize and prioritize the daily operation and future development of a local 7 acre vegetable farm using permaculture design methods.

Main objectives include:

  1. Create an overall farm plan and map
  2. Update the vegetable farming methods
  3. Improve the windbreak / edible hedge
  4. Chicken zone design and perennials
  5. Generate income
  6. Choose and develop plans for perennial crops
  7. Develop a plan for implementing education on the farm including internships
  8. Choose and plan the vegetable crops
    1. Must be ready for spring planting
Raised Bed Garden and Attached Cold Frame with Drip Irrigation and flagstone pathways.

Raised bed garden with attached cold frame, drip irrigation and flagstone pathways.

This suburban garden is 100% custom designed and hand made. For ease of access and maintenance raised garden beds are an excellent choice. These boxes are designed to be ‘double reach’, or one arm’s length reach to the middle of the bed. The pathways have permanent weed barrier underneath the flagstone, which is the the …

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Forest Garden Western Colorado

Project brief: Design and implement a small permaculture forest garden. Features: Edible native/drought tolerant hedge with companion understory. Hillside terraces for main crops. Mixed fruit and nut trees. Berries and extensive garden beds. In-ground and overhead irrigation system.