Design for Place

How to plant a tree in heavy clay soil

I get a very high survival rate with the CSFS bare root seedlings, but it takes some attention.  These are the steps I use for planting perennials in heavy clay soil.

Dig a square saucer shaped hole, that has long sloping sides and corners. Round holes, especially in heavy clay can encourage root bind. If you stick in a shovel and […]

Permaculture Property and Garden Design Western Colorado

Goals

Sketch out design concepts for the new garden area.
Design and give cost estimates for the irrigation system.
Sketch out concepts for the larger landscape.
Address some of the main concerns for water usage and weed control.
Get cost estimates for a greenhouse attached to the south side of the main garage.

Permaculture Property and Garden Design Western 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
Permaculture Farm Design, Paonia Colorado

Grape Trellis in Edible Landscape

Project Brief: Design and install site specific edible and drought-proof landscaping for Western Colorado.

Features: Full property drip irrigation. Grape Trellis. Extensive mulching. Fruit and nut trees, berries and ornamental accents.

Grape Trellis in Edible Landscape
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