Myron Platte wrote: I suggest food forest (and just forest) to stabilize the slopes.
Russ Cann wrote:Again please be very very careful when you give advice to someone else especially if you have not done it first
Nick Kitchener wrote:Personally I would not be using swales at all. I would be creating terraces for growing annuals and for access, and growing trees between the terraces to hold the hillside in place.
Sepp Holzer also puts in a series of drainage pipes and cisterns along the base of each terrace cut, and connects them with a pipe which he runs to the bottom of the hill which can be tapped for pressurized irrigation water.
Myron Platte wrote:The three sisters garden has been used as an early succession soil building plan on the way to a food forest. Annuals slowly give way to bushes, then understory trees, then canopy trees.
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