Tyler Ludens wrote:Beautiful! Excellent clean design to show that permaculture doesn't need to be a mess!
Dave de Basque wrote:Great tour of your place, Daron, and fantastic work! I agree with Ludie about the "neat and natural" look - it's great when permaculture is also beautiful!
And a reminder to us all as we progress on our permaculture projects to meticulously take good before and after photos like you have here! We can go green in the face trying to explain what permaculture is, how it works and what the results are, and people still might not really get it, but before and after photos everyone understands!! Thanks for doing such a good job for the team!
Dale Hodgins wrote:Did the place come with good quality buildings? Will your work on them be featured here as well?
$4,000 does not sound like very much. I've seen what that buys when you call in a landscaping crew. Nothing like what you've accomplished. Of course you're getting paid over time. A wage that's difficult to calculate but easy to see.
Does your work require you to have an area where you can always heel in plants that are rescued? Seems that you are perfectly positioned to operate a salvage nursery.
I'm in the demolition business, and I've had a few people that gather large quantities of plants that would otherwise be destroyed. They prune and water, waiting for the right customer. They do run the risk of moving diseases around, but so does everyone who swaps plants.
I think I know what a restoration ecologist does, but you probably have a more accurate idea of it than me.
Timothy Markus wrote:Thank-you Daron for yet another fantastic post. Your property is already incredibly beautiful and is an idyllic setting to raise a family. When I was 4 I lived on a property that had a huge garden, grapes, raspberries and blackberries, plumbs, cherries, apples and lots of space and it really influenced me to this day. I think you're giving your kids one of the best gifts possible.
As far as the work you've done, it's very inspirational. What has your neighbour's reaction been to the loss of parking and the hugelkulture?
Daron Williams wrote:Just to add to my last post... currently the food forest has 40ish different species of plants in it! After I add the new plants this fall/winter it should be up to over 50!
I love having all this diversity and the local wildlife seems to be enjoying it too! I get tons of birds here including some birds that are normally found in forests. So at least the birds think it is a forest!