I'd like to see one outlining how inject forest gardening into commercial production systems, and to show examples for as many climate types as possible. Eg. 'Instead of a strict orchard of nothing but appletrees, mowed grass, and synthetic chemicals how about doing it like this...'
I'd like to see him do a bunch of perm-crashes (permacultureyard crashers style... sort of). go in, draft the design in details, let the owners execute, check back, iterate. would be educational in a directly applicable way if done for variety of terrain, soil, and weather/zone types. and many people would appreciate the free consult.
toan tr wrote:I'd like to see him do a bunch of perm-crashes (permaculture yard crashers style... sort of). go in, draft the design in details, let the owners execute, check back, iterate. would be educational in a directly applicable way if done for variety of terrain, soil, and weather/zone types. and many people would appreciate the free consult.
I will volunteer my place for a video if it would be helpful to anyone. I have 40 acres in a temperate climate, flat ground and hillside, pasture and woodland, wetland and a drainage ditch running through, no rocks to speak of. The flat ground hasn't been tilled in about 25 years and the acres of walnut plantation are the same age. We've spent several years getting to know the site better and are preparing to start somewhere in the spring. Our spring projects include hugelkulture beds, pond building, harvesting trees to create a house site and provide material for building, planting new trees in various locations and re-arranging the camp site. If someone wants to give advice and get some video footage to boot, I'll listen and learn!
The height difference from the top of the hill to the lowest spot in the wetlands is near 50 feet, if my memory of the website where I captured the map is any good. The hill is completely wooded and there are "volunteer" trees on both the east and west sides of the flat field with an additional belt of trees on the south that separates me from the farm field there.
I had a geology professor who did environmental water analysis for a lot of the abandoned GM and Ford plants in Michigan (Lansing area mainly). They say there is no way to clean up the damage those factories have done to the water on their property -down to the water table. Whomever purchases these properties is then responsible for the environmental impact which conventionally would require millions upon millions of dollars. Granted these factories sit upon acres and acres of land and would most likely need many years of work (Oooo lots of videos). I would like to see, on any scale, permaculture tackle the issues of cleaning and re-greening abandoned and hopeless industrial land.
Imagine the impact this would have on the communities near these sites, not to mention the media coverage that would follow a successful project of such magnitude.
Has Geoff ever considered making his videos available for download? I would be way more keen on buying his videos if I was just given a password to download the video straight to my computer. It would also may the material wayyyyy more affordable for everyone. Not to mention saved fossil fuel consumption on shipping things from Australia to the US.