Case Study: SE England Wildlife Garden

This is my design for a garden of approximately 28 x 28m (784 sq m) in South Eastern England. The garden is currently mostly laid to lawn, with a marked slope upwards to the northern end. It is surrounded by a fairly low natural stone wall that has crumbled down in a couple of places,Continue reading “Case Study: SE England Wildlife Garden”

Case Study: Collaborative Permaculture Plan – Turkey

This is the concept plan for a project I am working on for a client in Turkey, who is planning to convert the barn on this piece of land, and create a homestead with a forest garden and vines. The primary concern was to create water systems to retain water on the property while alsoContinue reading “Case Study: Collaborative Permaculture Plan – Turkey”

Case Study: Eastern Kansas Permaculture Plan

This case study shows my concept design for a small property on a lot of a little under 170 sq m, in eastern Kansas, at the fringes of the central forest-grasslands transition ecotone, where the eastern forests meet the great plains. The client has just moved into the property in question and wants to turnContinue reading “Case Study: Eastern Kansas Permaculture Plan”

Case Study: Scotland Agroforestry

This is the concept plan for a new food producing garden and agroforestry area of approximately 4 acres, on a smallholding of around 7 acres in south west Scotland, where the primary goal is to provide a substantial proportion of the diet of the inhabitants while also generating income through additional yields. As well asContinue reading “Case Study: Scotland Agroforestry”

Case Study: Victoria, Australia Childcare Centre Garden

The concept plan above shows the design for a site in Victoria, Australia. The site is a childcare facility, for children aged between 18 months and 6 years, and sometimes older children up to the age of 10 after school and during holidays. This design therefore takes into account their needs and requirements for theirContinue reading “Case Study: Victoria, Australia Childcare Centre Garden”

Case Study: Co-Housing Permaculture Design

I’ve had a very busy few weeks, but wanted to update you on another case study showing a design I completed some time ago. I have been rather slow to update of late so I have several recent designs to share, and I will be sure to do so over the next week or two.Continue reading “Case Study: Co-Housing Permaculture Design”

Case Study: Family-Fun Garden

This design shows a garden for a family in USDA Zone 7, Virginia, who want to make the most of their space to enjoy time together before the oldest children leave home, with space to incorporate the interests of family members of a range of different ages, while also growing more food and other resourcesContinue reading “Case Study: Family-Fun Garden”

Case Study: Water-Wise California Garden

Water-wise gardening is crucial wherever you live. But is especially important, of course, in regions where water-shortage is a particularly pressing issue. This concept design for a garden in California shows that xeriscaping – or water-wise planting – does not always have to involve vast expanses of paving and gravel and spiky cacti and succulents.Continue reading “Case Study: Water-Wise California Garden”

Case Study: India Permaculture Syntropic Agroforestry

This case study is an initial concept plan for a design I am currently working on in India’s Tamil Nadu region. The goal for this design is to create a syntropic food forest or agroforestry system on this site. To facilitate creation and water management, the main portion of the planting zone will be laidContinue reading “Case Study: India Permaculture Syntropic Agroforestry”

Case Study: Maryland Permaculture

This design shows the expansion of existing vegetable growing areas and productive spaces into the existing lawn of a Maryland property. It has been developed with reference to the location and site, and the client’s requirements, using permaculture design methods. Located in the Coastal Plain region, almost entirely dependent on groundwater for its water supply,Continue reading “Case Study: Maryland Permaculture”