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We have a main access road !
Our main access road is part of the main frame design of the property. In Permaculture, every element has many functions, as we will describe here. The road curves into and down mid way the 7.2 acre property to the worker home we will be building, soon. Access is an element meant to harmonize with water, so we have taken advantage of this opportunity in the design & implementation of this element. The choice for the curve is also for purposes of size/functionality, prevent erosion (& as mentioned to catch rainwater coming downhill). The curve is also an example of using natural patterning + edge, as the land slope required this shape. Because this shape/pattern creates more edge effect, we are using this opportunity to plant on the bank of the curve (to also help keep the rock wall in place & again, to prevent erosion). Finally , it will empty into a pond to the immediate left of the curve of the entrance and then down road, into one of the main frame swales.
Another post and more pics (for adequate perspective), as the road "accessories" are finished, soon.
This as well as other large and small projects are what's new for our farm and also we imagine interesting for our volunteers to experience and work with... So much is happening these months and in the next few years as we develop our Permaculture farm from the very beginning :)
At times the amount and scope of work can be intimidating, and avoiding mistakes are thoughts we consider... so far we are happy with the slow and steady thoughtful progress we are making. The key to prevent 'mistakes' or rather ' expensive learning opportunities' ! is to remember long protracted observation is 1st. Then planning, and finally execution.
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