Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Myron, there's an excellent permaculture youtuber with the channel Edible Acres. He has a north facing site with very wet soil. You could likely get a bunch of ideas from his videos. The things that come to mind are to give the water a place to flow (small waterways and ponds) and to create raised beds for plants that need to be up and dry.
Orin Raichart wrote:Hi Myron,
I liked your post because you gave us cool drawings to view in case we can offer you suggestions here. If none of the experts pipe up, then I'll nudge them. It would be really cool if you actually post pics here of your project if you get to implement the design!
hans muster wrote:Having pines shades the land, and prevents it from heating up in spring. How is the pH of the soil, is the acidification from the pine needles intended?
Have you thought about mulberries?
Flora Eerschay wrote:You forgot zones?
Also, I would avoid straight lines. Nature doesn't make things straight ;) she likes them round, or at least curved.