I've started another project, this time a large one, at my friend Ann's huge yard in a neat old part of San Antonio, Texas. We're first starting with planting xeriscape plants in two large beds along the street in front, then we will move on to a vegetable garden in the back yard, and continue later in the front yard with a patio area adjacent to the front door and a food forest in the largest part of the enormous front yard.
Thanks to my friend's yard guy who did most of the digging, we were able to get the structural plants in the ground today. These form the core of the design, and we'll fill in around them with other things. Next to plant, some small trees.
Had some problems with Bermuda regrowth in the front beds, and the backyard veg garden kinda died, but I have continued with the project, working more on the front beds, and planting roses for a large rose garden in the front yard.
Rebecca Blake wrote:I learn so much from your projects! Thank you for sharing. I'll be keeping track of them for when we start to plant :)
Do you have a post like this that you did for your own property?
Thank you! I haven't been working on my food forest at home for a couple years because of having to be in town taking care of my dad who has Alzheimer's. He's 90 but his general health is so good he's likely to live to 95 or beyond, so I will be here in San Antonio for several more years. Here's my most recent thread about projects at home: https://permies.com/t/132515/permaculture-projects/Ludi-Projects
My current enthusiasm is for the food forest at my friend's house. Her huge yard is perfect for this kind of permaculture makeover.