Aaron Blackmor wrote:Just stumbled on your post. Good read. We're in Mills River on a much flatter five acres, but I'm completely familiar with the climax tree species you mentioned and the difficulty of guiding and speeding succession in disturbed areas overgrown with poison ivy and brambles.
Aaron Blackmor wrote:Looks very good. It's easy to underestimate how similar an initial permaculture project is to a building site or some other type of construction. The difference is the intention and the outcome! Good choice in selecting out white pines. For your projects, do you own or rent your tractor and mini excavator? I have to hire that sort of work out, which is why I can only do things in chunks of about $5K -$10K as time and resources allow.
C.K. Williams wrote:1st Hugelkultur Bed...
C.K. Williams wrote:Zone 1: Terracing Hillside for Kitchen Garden Beds using Black Locust logs & stakes with a little rebar mixed in...
C.K. Williams wrote:Never Ever Burn a Brush Pile Next to an Embankment!
A "Meet the Fokkers" Memorial Day Weekend results in lessons in Forest Fire-Fighting. The Bucket Brigade is Alive & Well! But the USDA Forest Service Ranger was none too pleased. The local Volunteer Fire Department was impressed with our resourcefulness.
Note to self: A Burn Permit is REQUIRED! And if you're gonna burn - do it in a clear open space.
Best solution is Hugelculture mounds.