Tom Wilson

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Hi

I'm new here. I've been voraciously reading through the posts and am feeling pretty inspired. I thought it would be a good idea to ask a question about my first permaculture project on my new land.

Here's my place. We've had a bit of land excavated so that we could move our tiny trailer house onto the site.



I'm wondering what I should do with that big old clay bank behind my house. It's pretty steep and hard to walk up because the clay is dry and crumbly.

I would like to plant it up to stop it from eroding and it would also be nice to get some food growing on it.

My initial thoughts were to put in some dwarf fruit trees with a miniature retaining wall beneath each one. The retaining wall could be made from logs that we've got lying around the property. I'm not sure what I would do with the space between the tree's though. I feel that I would need to cover all the clay with something to stop it from eroding. A ground cover of some sort?

Any advice on what would work well in this situation?

Thanks for your help
Tom
7 years ago