Rufus Laggren wrote:Thanks for your comments. The [smaller is not so hard] point is well taken. But still and all even on a small scale it helps to have an idea of the costs/effort needed in a format that can be applied on paper - especially for those of us looking in from the "outside" who haven't done this before.
Morgan Morrigan wrote:make sure you can actually USE your rainwater, a lot of states are now claiming the water that falls on your land. Utah and Colorado come to mind
Rufus Laggren wrote:Reading about Sep Holzer's work, it's struck me that most of the site techniques that go into permaculture require extensive use of heavy machinery, easily extending into hundreds of hours of machine time and thousands of gallons of fuel. This looks like a major requirement and cost to permaculture, at least to form the site initially.