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”

Working Remotely on Permaculture Designs

From home, I work on permaculture designs for clients all over the world. Of course, permaculture has a strong emphasis on practicality, and there is no real substitute for actual observation and implementation on the ground. Some people are confused about exactly what a remote permaculture design can offer. But this way of working isContinue reading “Working Remotely on Permaculture Designs”

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”

Case Study: Mediterranean Agroforestry Community

This is the initial concept plan for an exciting 22 acre property in southern France, in a Mediterranean climate zone. There is an existing farmhouse, with a gite, ruined barn and existing walled kitchen garden which is overgrown and disused. Behind the farmhouse are several fields of grape vines which are also in need ofContinue reading “Case Study: Mediterranean Agroforestry Community”

Case Study – Wetlands and Farm

This case study may be of interest because it shows how productivity and high yield can go hand in hand with rewilding and ecosystem conservation. The area where the ponds system is shown may be of particular note. At present, this area (and some of the field behind in where an agroforestry orchard is shown)Continue reading “Case Study – Wetlands and Farm”

Case Study: California Permaculture Design

The site is in Livermore, California, on the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay Area. It is a two acre plot, which is planned to house and provide for a family of four. The surrounding land is to be leased to a vineyard, so the surrounding area will ultimately be surrounded by vines. The designContinue reading “Case Study: California Permaculture Design”

Case Study: Agroforestry in Aberdeenshire

This agroforestry plan is for a site in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The site is currently a grass field, with rough turf cover on humus-rich podzols. This field adjoins a small garden area and existing home. This plan is designed to make full use of this area, with an integrated agroforestry system which will ultimately include chickensContinue reading “Case Study: Agroforestry in Aberdeenshire”

Choosing Ground Cover For Silvo-Pasture Systems

Silvo pasture is a great strategy for sustainable livestock farming. It simply involves integrating trees into pasture landscape design. The trees may be orchard trees which provide additional yields from the land. Or they may be native trees chosen to enrich the soil, boost biodiversity, or simply to provide shade for the livestock below. ManyContinue reading “Choosing Ground Cover For Silvo-Pasture Systems”

Case Study: Ecuador Permaculture Plan

This plan is for a (largely) self-sufficient farm in the Carchi Province in the north of Ecuador. The site is around 13.3 acres (53879.50 m2), and is situated in the Mira Canton at an elevation of between 2200 and 2215m. The site is currently used to grow corn, and large greenhouses are used to growContinue reading “Case Study: Ecuador Permaculture Plan”

Case Study: Catalonia Permaculture Design

Permaculture is not always about starting from scratch. This case study reflects this. As usual, I won’t share all the details of my work. But do just want to share this brief overview. The property is an old fruit orchard in Catalonia that had fallen into a wild and largely disused state. It is soonContinue reading “Case Study: Catalonia Permaculture Design”