Case Study: South Carolina Permaculture Plan

This is a recent concept design for a property in South Carolina, where the needs of a family of three and their dogs must be met. This garden in USDA hardiness zone 7b slopes down very slightly from the south west to north east, with a slightly more pronounced slope down from the front ofContinue reading “Case Study: South Carolina Permaculture Plan”

Case Study: Malaysia Permaculture Concept Plan

This is a concept plan that I have just created for a family in Malaysia. I am still working on some of the details with the client, and have yet to complete the full planting plans, but this concept design gives an overview of the diverse uses to which the area will be put. TheContinue reading “Case Study: Malaysia Permaculture Concept Plan”

Case Study: Shared Tenement Garden

Shared gardens can often be boring and largely featureless spaces, which, in attempting to please everyone, actually please no-one. These spaces have to do a lot. But careful collaboration between all stakeholders or garden users can create truly abundant, productive and beautiful spaces. This is my design for a garden in Scotland shared by fourContinue reading “Case Study: Shared Tenement Garden”

Case Study: Zone 9 Permaculture Plan

This is a concept plan for a lot in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is in USDA planting zone 9b, experiencing hot, humid summers which can make growing a challenge, but also offering the enviable opportunity to grow cool season crops over the winter months. This is an ideal location for the creation of a food forest,Continue reading “Case Study: Zone 9 Permaculture Plan”

Case Study: Maximalist City Garden

The inside of the client’s home is a riot of colour and pattern, with something different to look at everywhere you turn. The client has their home exactly how they want it – as fodder for their creativity and inspiration for their artistry. But they struggled to determine how to translate their preferred aesthetic intoContinue reading “Case Study: Maximalist City Garden”

Case Study: Community Garden

This case study (from last month) is a concept for an existing community garden in north eastern Scotland, which wishes to improve the smaller existing space and expand into an adjacent site. The area shown to the west of the site, with the annual beds, currently has a number of raised beds. This design maximisesContinue reading “Case Study: Community Garden”

Case Study: Healing, Herbal Perennial Garden

This is the concept design for a domestic forest garden and herbal garden for a ‘wise woman’ in Northern England. The client approached me to come up with a design which would provide as many perennial food sources and as many culinary and healing herbs as possible. She plans to set up a workshop atContinue reading “Case Study: Healing, Herbal Perennial Garden”

Case Study: Senegal Permaculture Concept Plan

This is a concept plan for the early stages of a community project for an NGO in Senegal. The design work is ongoing, but this is an initial concept for the design, which some may find interesting. The primary goal of the project is to create a thriving community space where food can be producedContinue reading “Case Study: Senegal Permaculture Concept Plan”

Case Study: Wisconsin Permaculture Design

This Wisconsin property, in Juneau County, is in USDA zone 5. It has largely Boone-Tarr soils, c. 6-15 percent slopes, some with high runoff and excessive drainage. Mean annual precipitation is 28 to 33 inches. Mean annual air temperature: 46 to 52 degrees F. Frost-free period: 135 to 160 days. Most of the property isContinue reading “Case Study: Wisconsin Permaculture Design”

Case Study: Turkey Permaculture Plan

This plan outlines an approach for a planned goose farm in the vicinity of Digor, in Eastern Anatolia in Turkey. This area experiences winters equivalent to USDA zone 5. I have suggested an agroforestry approach, for the pasturing of meat birds for 7 months each year between climate and soil appropriate fruit trees and otherContinue reading “Case Study: Turkey Permaculture Plan”